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is coronary artery disease contagious

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Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
No: No.
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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 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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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
34 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Cath lab , CT, scans: CT scan can do a calcium count, which is related to disease. Cath lab can create dye studies of the arteries, which show blockage. A myocardial perf ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marco Paliotta
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Several test.: There are several tests for coronary artery disease. A thorough history and physical exam, ekg, ct scan, nuclear studies are all helpful but the best ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Ischemic disease: Heart disease, ischemic heart disease, coronary heart disease, atherosclerotic heart disease(ashd).
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Dowd
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Various: If you're asking how CAD is diagnosed, there are actually many ways. Direct testing can show it (ie stress test, calcium scan, catheterization). We al ... Read More
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