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does coronary artery disease directly cause ventricular tachycardia or is it after heart attacks and damage etc?

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Both: Myocardial infarction (heart attack) and scarring of the heart can lead to arrhythmias. Also, if coronary artery disease (CAD) causes impairment in flow of blood, ischemia may lead to arrhythmias. However, not all arrhythmias are due to CAD or mi.
Answered on Nov 4, 2014

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