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A 26-year-old female asked:

My 60 y dad had coronary stent placement in lad artery for incidental finding of coronary block(80%)at 53 yr of age .am i at risk for cad in future ?

3 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Yes: You should try to eat healthy and maintain a proper weight. Have regular check-up from your family doctor who will monitor for other risk factors.
Dr. Brian Mott
Thoracic Surgery 30 years experience
Yes: One of the risk factors for atherosclerosis is heredity. The others are hypertension, diabetes, smoking, obesity, and hyperlipidemia.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Cardiology 39 years experience
Yes.: The five major risk factors for coronary artery disease are hypertension, elevated cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, and family history. You have a positive family history. Therefore, unless you are adopted, your risk of coronary artery disease is higher.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff commented
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
There is a significant number of children whose DNA casts doubt on the identity of the father, in addition to the adoptions mentioned.
Jan 25, 2014
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
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Apr 12, 2014
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