Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

A form of heart disease that is characterized by narrowing of the arteries that carry blood to the heart muscle preventing an adequate flow of blood and interrupting the supply of oxygen and other nutrients the heart requires.

More Common Terms

  • Transferring The ability to move in or out of a chair, bed or wheelchair. This is one of the activities of daily living.
  • Administration on Aging (AoA) The federal agency that administers the Older Americans Act. It provides resources and education to older Americans and their caregivers.
  • Ambulatory Aids Devices that help individuals move safely and independently. These include walkers, crutches, canes, scooters and wheelchairs.

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