Coronary Artery Disease

    Overview

    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

    Our doctors

    Provider

    Rexanne Caga-anan, MD

    Primary Care Physician Internal Medicine, General Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1700 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Youssef Chami, MD

    Cardiologist Cardiology
    747 N. Rutledge St. 4th Floor Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Hillary Danenberger, NP-C

    Certified Nurse Practitioner Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Provider

    John Flack, MD

    Internist, specializing in hypertension Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1700 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Anthony Grasch, PA-C

    Certified Physician Assistant Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cancer Care
    315 W. Carpenter St. 2nd Floor, Clinic C Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Stephen Hazelrigg, MD

    Cardiovascular Surgeon Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cancer Care
    315 W. Carpenter St. 1st Floor Clinic A Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Shruti Hegde, MD

    Non-Invasive Cardiologist Cardiology
    747 N. Rutledge St. 4th Floor Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Christina High, FNP-BC

    Certified Nurse Practitioner Cardiology
    747 N. Rutledge St. 4th Floor Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Susan Hingle, MD

    Primary Care Physician Internal Medicine, General Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1700 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Amanda Krus-Johnston, DO

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Abhishek Kulkarni, MD

    Cardiologist Cardiology
    747 N. Rutledge St. 4th Floor Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Mohamed Labedi, MD

    Cardiac Electrophysiologist Cardiology
    747 N. Rutledge St. 4th Floor Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Christopher Lawrance, MD

    Cardiovascular Surgeon Cardiothoracic Surgery
    Provider

    Herman Leung, DO

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
    Provider

    Lauri Lopp, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Paula Mackrides, DO

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
    Provider

    Megha Manek, MD

    Director of Hospital Services of Family and Community Medicine – Springfield Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Nichole Mirocha, DO

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Theresa Oakley, PA-C

    Family Medicine
    612 N. 11th St. Quincy, IL 62301
    Provider

    Gary Rull, MD

    Primary Care Physician Internal Medicine, General Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1700 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Lindsey Saint, MD

    Cardiovascular Surgeon Cardiothoracic Surgery
    747 N. Rutledge St. 4th Floor Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Momin Siddique, MD

    Cardiologist Cardiology
    747 N. Rutledge St. 4th Floor Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    William S. Stevens, Jr., MD

    Cardiovascular Surgeon Cardiothoracic Surgery, Cancer Care
    619 E. Mason St. 5th Floor Springfield, IL 62701
    Provider

    David Steward, MD

    Associate Dean for Community and Health and Service Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1700 Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Cynthia Thomas, MD

    Family Medicine
    520 N. 4th St. Springfield, IL 62702
    Provider

    Andrew Varney, MD

    Primary Care Physician Internal Medicine, General Internal Medicine
    751 N. Rutledge St. Suite 1700 Springfield, IL 62702

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