Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease in the United States. It is sometimes called coronary heart disease or ischemic heart disease. It is caused by plaque buildup on the walls of the arteries that supply blood to the heart (called coronary arteries) and other parts of the body.
Cardiac arrest occurs suddenly and often without warning and is NOT the same as a heart attack. The care team at Lehigh Valley Health Network is skilled at rapid and effective interventions if you are suffering from cardiac arrest.
Choosing to undergo surgery or a procedure on your heart and lungs can be a major, life-changing decision. If you’re uncertain about what to do, the cardiothoracic (heart and lung) surgeons with Lehigh Valley Heart and Vascular Institute can review your test results, discuss treatments and provide a second opinion.