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What is CAD?
If you’ve been diagnosed with Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), you’re not alone. About 16.5 million Americans suffer from CAD, making it the most common form of heart disease.39
When you have CAD, plaque builds up in the vessels of your heart, narrowing the openings and reducing the amount of blood that can flow to your heart. Over time, this plaque can become severely calcified—or hardened—and the resulting loss of blood flow may cause chest pain, shortness of breath or, if it is left untreated, even heart attack.40 This hardened calcified plaque can make it difficult for doctors to successfully complete a balloon angioplasty or stent procedure.
We are collaborating with leading experts to innovate and lead the way in treating severely calcified coronary arteries.