A 41-year-old member asked:
How will fat cause coronary artery disease?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Chenganswered
Family Medicine 33 years experience
LDL Cholesterol: More specifically, LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol gets deposited within the walls of the arteries. These deposits, known as plaque, can continue to build up causing narrowing of the arteries and may lead to blockage. If the involved arteries are in the coronary arteries, this leads to heart disease.
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Dr. ALADIN MARIANOanswered
Thoracic Surgery 51 years experience
Fat adheres to : The wall of arteries and builds up to eventually pose a risk for blockage and a cascade of events initiated by platelet adherence and aggregation. This subsequently plugs off the artery to prevent blood supply to the heart muscle.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
How will coronary artery disease risk differ among races?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Mark Rasakanswered
Cardiology 35 years experience
Relates to risk fact: Theres no direct evidence that race is has a cause and effect on cad. That said blacks tend to have higher blood pressure, diabetes, and smoke etc thus leads to more CAD and lower suvival rates.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
What is a common cause of coronary artery disease in teens?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Francis Uricchioanswered
Cardiology 40 years experience
Different than adult: The type of heart disease seen in teenagers is different from that seen in adults. Some problems are congenital (born with them) that only become apparent in the teenage years. Some common diagnoses include hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, myocarditis (viral infection), pericarditis, and Marfan syndrome. There are variety of congenital metabolic disorders which are uncommon such as glycogen-storage.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
What causes coronary artery disease?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Chunganswered
Cardiology 29 years experience
EAT: Epicardial adipose tissue (eat) which is vat (visceral adipose tissue) on the surface of the heart. Everywhere there is eat, there will be blockage in the coronary artery underneath it.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Research on psychoneuroimmunology: does stress influence immunity and cause coronary artery disease?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rick Kochanswered
Cardiology 24 years experience
Stress can : Impact immunity & is of known association with cad.
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