Microvascular Coronary Disease (MCD) is a disease associated with decreased myocardial perfusion due to poor blood flow to the muscles of the heart. MCD is characteristically not caused by obstructive coronary artery disease and involve the smaller coronary arteries that cannot be visualized by angiography. Under optimal conditions, these blood vessels allow for adequate flow of nutrients and oxygen to reach the heart muscle, allowing it to maintain healthy function.
Signs and symptoms not limited to:
•chest pain (typically lasting longer than typical angina,
•shortness of breath,
•lack of energy.
Symptoms are often noticed during routine daily activities such as shopping, cooking, cleaning, and going to work) and times of mental stress.
It’s less likely that women will notice these symptoms during physical activity.