Coronary Artery Disease

  • Benjamin G. Plank
  • M. James Doling
  • Peter A. Knight


Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the USA. A report by the American Heart Association estimates that one out of every six deaths in this country is a consequence of coronary artery disease [1]. An American suffers a heart attack every 25 seconds, and the disease takes a life every minute. As alarming as these statistics may be, improvements in management and prevention have led to a steady decline in the global death rate attributable to coronary artery disease over the past few decades [2, 3].


Acute Coronary Syndrome Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Stable Angina Stent Thrombosis Bare Metal Stents 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Benjamin G. Plank
    • 1
  • M. James Doling
    • 2
  • Peter A. Knight
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Medicine, Division of CardiologyUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterRochesterUSA
  2. 2.Division of CardiologyUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterRochesterUSA
  3. 3.Surgery, Division of Cardiac SurgeryUniversity of Rochester Medical CenterRochesterUSA

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