Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease develops when cholesterol and other material called plaque build along your arteries’ inner walls, limiting the heart's blood or oxygen supply. Also known as ischemic heart disease, it is the most common form of heart attack.

Symptoms

  • Chest pain (angina)
  • Pain that extends to your shoulders, neck, arms, back or jaw
  • Shortness of breath
  • Heart attack

Causes

  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Smoking

Care for Coronary Artery Disease at SIU Medicine

SIU Medicine Cardiology combines years of experience and specialized training to diagnose and treat coronary artery disease. Doctors may recommend a combination of therapies to manage and treat coronary artery disease, including:

  • Angioplasty, a minimally invasive procedure that increases blood flow to the heart
  • Aspirin, which helps prevent clots from forming
  • Beta blockers, or medications that slow the heartrate, reduce the heart’s need for oxygen and improve the heart’s blood supply
  • Bypass surgery which creates a new path for blood and oxygen to reach your heart
  • Calcium channel blockers, which reduce the severity of chest pain and how often it occurs
  • Lifestyle changes, including weight loss, regular exercise, stress reduction and dietary changes
  • Statins, medications that help lower cholesterol and improve blood flow

Providers Treating: Coronary Artery Disease

Rexanne Caga-anan, MD

  • Internal Medicine
  • Primary Care

Youssef Chami, MD

  • Cardiology
  • Interventional Cardiology

John Flack, MD

  • Internal Medicine
  • Primary Care

Anthony Grasch, PA-C

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cancer Care

Rebecca Green, APRN-BC

  • Family Medicine
  • Primary Care
  • Telemedicine

Stephen Hazelrigg, MD

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Cancer Care

Shruti Hegde, MD

  • Cardiology

Christina High, NP

  • Cardiology

Susan Hingle, MD

  • Internal Medicine
  • Primary Care

Gayle Jennings, MSN, RD, LDN, CDE

  • Dietitian
  • Telemedicine

Amanda Krus-Johnston, DO

  • Family Medicine
  • Telemedicine

Mohamed Labedi, MD

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology

Christopher Lawrance, MD

  • Cardiothoracic Surgery

Lauri Lopp, MD

  • Family Medicine
  • Primary Care
  • Telemedicine

Megha Manek, MD, FAAFP

  • Family Medicine
  • Primary Care
  • Telemedicine

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Coronary Artery Disease Locations

701 N. 1st St.
Springfield, IL 62781
217-545-8000
701 N. 1st St.
Suite 7D
Springfield, IL 62781
(217) 788-3000
619 E. Mason St.
5th Floor
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 545-8000
315 W. Carpenter St.
2nd Floor, Clinic C
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 545-8000
710 N. 8th St.
Springfield, IL 62702
217-545-8000
520 N. 4th St.
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 545-8000
315 W. Carpenter St.
1st Floor Clinic A
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 545-8000
747 N. Rutledge St.
4th Floor
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 545-8000
751 N. Rutledge St.
Suite 1700
Springfield, IL 62702
(217) 545-8000