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A 30-year-old member asked:

Who would need atherectomy for coronary artery disease (cad)?

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Dr. Marco Paliotta
Thoracic Surgery 31 years experience
Uncommon situation.: Atherectomy means removal of the atheroma, that is, of the plaque that is causing the blockage of the artery. This particular procedure is rarely performed during coronary bypass surgery and involves removal of plaque from the right coronary artery.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of coronary artery disease (cad) in men?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mary Callahan
Cardiology 30 years experience
CAD in men: Often there are no symptoms until patients develop chest pain or angina. The pain may be in the chest, shoulder, jaw, epigastric area or arm. Usually there are associated with other symptoms such as shortness of breath, nausea, lightheadedness and/or diaphoresis. The hallmark of cardiac chest pain is that it comes and goes with activity and resolves with rest.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What must I do if I have been diagnosed with coronary artery disease (cad)?

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Dr. Brian Mott
Thoracic Surgery 30 years experience
Heart healthy: Atherosclerosis is very common and requires treatment for severe asymptomatic lesions but more commonly for symptomatic obstructions. If you don't need revascularization yet via stents or surgery then lifestyle modifications and medication to prevent progression of the atherosclerosis is needed.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How common is coronary artery disease cad?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Cardiology 39 years experience
Depends: Coronary artery disease is the #1 killer of adults in the United States ahead of cancer. Your individual risk of coronary disease is based on your risk factors. The risk can be predicted using a publicly available risk predictor: http://www.Medcalc.Com/heartrisk.Html.
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A 48-year-old male asked:

What is clinical CAD? Is it the same as any coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Mark Lubienski
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Symptomatic: Clinical CAD means that you have some symptom or result from coronary artery disease.Many people have some degree of CAD but have no symptoms or no ill effects and may live out their lives that way while others have symptoms including angina, myocardial infarction or arrthmias just to name a few.

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