Stephen Fort MD MRCP FRCPC


Coronary Artery Disease: Roles of Different Doctors

What health professionals are involved in taking care of people who have coronary artery disease? After a diagnosis of coronary artery disease (CAD), you should visit your primary care physician every few months. Your doctor can help track your condition and make sure that your treatment is going as planned. If you have…

Atherosclerosis

What is atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis, sometimes called “hardening of the arteries,” occurs when fat (cholesterol) and calcium build up inside the lining of the artery wall, forming a substance called plaque. Over time, the fat and calcium buildup narrows the artery and blocks blood flow through it. Atherosclerosis…

Ischemia

What is ischemia? Ischemia is the medical term for what happens when your heart muscle doesn’t get enough oxygen. Ischemia usually happens because of a shortage of blood and oxygen to the heart muscle. It is usually caused by a narrowing or blockage of one or more of the coronary arteries (which supply blood to the…

Coronary Stent

A stent is a small, expandable tube. During a procedure called angioplasty, the stent is inserted into a coronary artery and expanded using a small balloon. A stent is used to open a narrowed or clotted artery.