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 answers
Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms answered
21 years experience Geriatrics
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.
Answered on Oct 16, 2020
Dr. Brian Mott answered
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: One of the risk factors for atherosclerosis is heredity. The others are hypertension, diabetes, smoking, obesity, and hyperlipidemia.
Answered on Jun 30, 2013
Dr. Francis Uricchio answered
38 years experience Cardiology
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.
Answered on Apr 23, 2016
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