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Top Treatment for Coronary Artery Disease in Pittsburgh

Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease is a fairly common condition of the cardiovascular system, but if left untreated, it can become extremely serious. When allowed to progress, coronary artery disease can put you at significant risk for heart failure, and is a frequent cause of heart attacks in those who don’t even know they have it.

At Shadyside Cardiovascular, PLLC, we work as a team with your primary physician to diagnose and treat all types of cardiovascular disorders, including coronary artery disease. We have the specialized skills and advanced training to provide comprehensive treatment for coronary artery disease, as well as accurate diagnoses for those looking for peace of mind.

As an independent group of medical specialists who provide cardiovascular care for office and hospital patients, we make every effort to deliver personalized, professional services to each person we see. If you’re ready to receive the best care available in Pittsburgh for your coronary artery disease, schedule your first appointment with Shadyside Cardiovascular, PLLC.


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Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

In a case of coronary artery disease, your coronary arteries -- the arteries that go directly to your heart -- have become narrowed or blocked by plaque. Plaque is a fatty material that can build up in the arteries over time, especially due to lifestyle elements such as diet and tobacco use.

Many patients living with coronary artery disease aren’t aware of their condition, as the signs of coronary artery disease are not usually present in the early stages. However, the longer your condition is allowed to progress without treatment, the more coronary artery disease symptoms will present themselves.

These symptoms, which can take decades to present, include:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty exercising
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty completing simple physical tasks

In some cases, patients don’t realize they have coronary artery disease until they’re experiencing a heart attack. If you or a loved one are experiencing any of the following symptoms, it’s time to call for emergency help:

  • Sudden chest pain
  • Fainting
  • Severe weakness
  • Rapid heart beat
  • Severe shortness of breath
  • Pink or white foamy mucus coughed from the mouth

If you’re in need of treatment and monitoring for your coronary artery disease, the team at Shadyside Cardiovascular, PLLC can help. Our Clinical Cardiology services can help detect coronary artery disease, advise you in making lifestyle changes to address the underlying causes, and prescribe coronary artery disease medications to prevent heart attack. In some cases, we can provide Interventional Cardiology procedures -- including coronary angioplasty procedures -- to assist parts of your heart that are failing.

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To ensure the safety of you surgical procedure, pre-operative cardiac evaluation is often recommended to decrease risk.  Our team at Shadyside Cardiovascular, PLLC will work with your surgeon to optimize your cardiac care during and after the surgical procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions

What testing is involved in a coronary artery disease diagnosis?

At Shadyside Cardiovascular, we utilize a number of cutting-edge techniques and technologies to provide accurate diagnoses for patients with cardiac concerns. When diagnosing coronary artery disease, we utilize:

  • Echocardiography
  • Exercise Stress Tests

To learn more, read our page on Diagnostic Cardiology & Nuclear Imaging.

Can you consult on coronary artery disease via telemedicine?

The team at Shadyside Cardiovascular is proud to provide consultative services via telemedicine to offer our patients a safe, convenient method of managing their heart health. If you have questions about our telemedicine capabilities, don’t hesitate to ask us.

How can I get started with the best heart specialist near me?

The team at Shadyside Cardiovascular, PLLC wants to make scheduling your first appointment with us as easy as possible. Just use our online tool to schedule with us, or give us a call at (412) 688-6414.