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Coronary artery disease

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
Thoracic Surgery 29 years experience
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.
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Cholesterol plaquing: Cholesterol plaquing of the coronary arteries.
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Atherosclerosis: CAD=atherosclerosis (known to start ~age 7), an accumulation of white blood cells in the walls of the arteries. Arteries enlarge (protects blood flow ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Chung
Cardiology 27 years experience
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
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Cardiology 38 years experience
Cholesterol: Most, but not all, coronary artery disease he is due to cholesterol buildup within the walls of the coronary arteries in the heart.
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 35 years experience
CAD: Inflammatory changes first involving the intima and then the deeper layers of the blood vessel wall.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
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
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 41 years experience
Human Dominant : Atherosclerosis, an accumulation of white blood cells in the walls of arteries, typically starts in childhood & is primarily driven by lipoproteins (p... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 36 years experience
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
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Yes: Yes if on high dose statins for years it is possible to stabilize and slightly improve.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 36 years experience
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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Craig Carter
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
Multiple causes: High blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, smoking, genetics, cholesterol, are among the multitude of causes noted.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dipesh Pokharel
Cardiology 17 years experience
Yes: With explosion of obesity in children, early coronary plaque is possible by their 18th birthday.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
LDL Cholesterol: More specifically, LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol gets deposited within the walls of the arteries. These deposits, known as plaque, can con... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 55 years experience
Blockage: Plaque builds up in the wall of the artery and can cause the artery to get gradually more narrow. If the plaque ruptures the artery can suddenly get c... Read More

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