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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
CAD: Coronary artery disease is defined as obstructive lesions in the coronary arteries that supply the heart muscle . These start as areas of inflammatio ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
28 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Atherosclerosis: Fatty plaque buildup in the walls of coronary arteries that result in decreased flow of blood to the muscle of your heart is coronary artery disease.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Chung
26 years experience Cardiology
EAT: Epicardial adipose tissue (eat) which is vat (visceral adipose tissue) on the surface of the heart. Everywhere there is eat, there will be blockage i ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Sort of: Yes it runs in families so if your parents have it you are more likely to also. This is partly because risk factors such as diabetes are also inherite ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
Certainly: Evaluation by a primary care & cardiologist, reduce weight - BMI < 28, eat right: low fat, low (bad) cholesterol, consider high quality fish oil, cess ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Yes if on high dose statins for years it is possible to stabilize and slightly improve.
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
Not Really: Coronary artery disease, also referred to as CAD or cvd, can be controlled or ameliorated with diet, exercise, cessation of smoking, moderation of al ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Multiple causes: High blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, smoking, genetics, cholesterol, are among the multitude of causes noted.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dipesh Pokharel
16 years experience Cardiology
Yes: With explosion of obesity in children, early coronary plaque is possible by their 18th birthday.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Multiple ways: From an angioplasty to a cardiac bypass. Modifying your risk factors are best, stopping smoking, lowering your cholesterol, losing weight, etc.
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