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Coronary Artery Disease

Rodolfo Farhy, MD, FACC, FAHA -  - Cardiologist

Heart and Vein Center

Rodolfo Farhy, MD, FACC, FAHA

Cardiologist & Vein Specialist located in Lathrup Village, MI

Coronary artery disease is a serious health problem that causes your coronary arteries to narrow, preventing adequate supply of oxygen, blood, and nutrients from reaching your heart. Left untreated, coronary artery disease significantly increases your risk of a heart attack or stroke. At Heart and Vein Center in Lathrup Village, Michigan, cardiologist Rodolfo Farhy, MD, FACC, FAHA, specializes in diagnosing and treating coronary artery disease. Using cutting-edge methods of care, he can address your symptoms and improve your quality of life. To make an appointment with Dr. Farhy, call the office or click the online booking tool today.


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Coronary Artery Disease:


  • Coronary artery disease is a narrowing of the coronary arteries, which supply blood, oxygen, and nutrients to your heart. When plaque builds up inside the arteries, a process knows as atherosclerosis, the blood flow to the heart is partially blocked, leading to chest pain, or angina.


  • Symptoms of coronary artery disease most commonly include chest pain, or angina. Patients may also experience shortness of breath. If blood flow is completely restricted, a heart attack may occur.

Risk Factors and Causes:

  • Risk of developing coronary artery disease increases in patients that smoke, are overweight, are diabetic, have high blood pressure, have high cholesterol, or have a family history of coronary artery disease.


  • Coronary artery disease is treated through lifestyle modifications, as well as through the use of medications, and in some cases using more invasive procedures. Patients are encouraged to live healthier lifestyles, exercise, quit smoking, eat healthier foods, and control blood pressure and cholesterol.




The quick, minimally-invasive procedure involves injecting a specially formulated solution directly into the unwanted veins, which ultimately causes them to collapse and fade away.

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Hypertension, or high blood pressure, means that the pressure of the blood on the blood vessels is higher than normal.


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Arrhythmias refer to any abnormal or irregular heartbeat. Some arrhythmias can cause fluttering or palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath or lightheadedness.

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Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease is a narrowing of the coronary arteries, which supply blood, oxygen, and nutrients to your heart.


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Heart Failure

Heart failure means that the heart isn’t pumping blood as effectively as it should be.



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Varicose Veins

They’re abnormally enlarged and gnarled, often resembling ropes that twist up and down your leg. They typically develop in leg veins, because they must work against gravity to transport blood back to your heart. 

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Venous Ulcers

A venous ulcer, or stasis ulcer, is a skin ulcer that develops on your leg due to underlying problems in leg veins.


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Restless leg Syndrome

Restless leg syndrome is a medical condition that causes crawling sensations and the urge to move your legs.

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