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A 17-year-old female asked:

can hypercholesterolemia be a risk of angina pectoris?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Conventional wisdom: Says yes, but more recent information says no.

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Is there a large genetic component to angina?

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Dr. Allen Fein
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes Yes Yes: Family history is one of the major risk factors for heart disease. Unlike smoking, diabetes, elevated cholesterol, there is nothing that one can do about being born into a family where there is early coronary artery disease. However, knowing that a close relative has heart problems, should motivate one to give up smoking, get plenty of exercise, attain ideal body weight, glucose and cholesterol!
A 34-year-old member asked:

Are beta blockers used to treat both stable and unstable angina?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 23 years experience
They are: Beta blockers are commonly used to treat coronary disease and the weight of the evidence actually is for those patients who have already suffered a heart attack or have congestive heart failure. However, by corollary and by some evidence, actively ischemic heart disease patients (stable and unstable angina) do better with lower heart rates which result from beta blockers.
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What is the difference between acute coronary syndrome, unstable angina, and mi?

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Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine 50 years experience
See below: Acute coronary syndrome or unstable angina usually means chest pain due interruption of blood flow to the heart muscle. Myocardial infarction ( mi) implies damage to the heart muscle due to prolonged interruption of the blood flow to the heart muscle.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Is it true that grapefruit has high cholesterol?

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Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Grapefruit: Not true that grapefruit has high cholesterol.
A 22-year-old member asked:

Is it true that high cholesterol contributes to impotency?

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Dr. Jesse Mills
Urology 20 years experience
Yes: High cholesterol is a risk factor for endothelial disease which is the vascular mechanism for both coronary disease and impotence.

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