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Because the symptoms of coronary artery disease can be symptoms of a heart attack, you need to seek immediate help. Call 911 if you think you are having symptoms of a heart attack.

If a blood clot in a coronary artery has broken loose and moved into your brain, it can cause a stroke, although this is rare. Symptoms of a stroke include:

  • Drooping on one side of your face. Look at your smile in a mirror or ask someone to check your smile.
  • Arm weakness or numbness.
  • Difficulty speaking/slurred speech.

If you experience any of these symptoms, call 911. Every minute you spend without treatment increases your risk of long-term damage.

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