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A 35-year-old member asked:

Is coronary artery disease inherited?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 56 years experience
Sort of: Yes it runs in families so if your parents have it you are more likely to also. This is partly because risk factors such as diabetes are also inherited. It is very complicated however, much more so than hair or eye color for instance because there are so many factors to consider.
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Human Dominant : Atherosclerosis, an accumulation of white blood cells in the walls of arteries, typically starts in childhood & is primarily driven by lipoproteins (proteins which transport fat in the water outside cells) is dominant human behavior yet typically ignored for decades because it remains asymptomatic until plaque ruptures releases debris, triggers clots & suddenly block blood flow. Also other issues.
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A 44-year-old female asked:

What is nonobstructive coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Diana Metzger
31 years experience
Heart disease: Non obstructive implies that there are changes seen from cholesterol deposits in the arteries, however, not sufficient enough to require stenting. Take action in lowering cholesterol, blood pressure, stop smoking, control diabetes, exercise, lose weight, before it becomes obstructive.
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A 39-year-old member asked:

How do you diagnose coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 24 years experience
Imaging: There are many imaging modalities that investigate the degree to which the coronaries are diseased. Most adults have a degree of coronary artery disease; the question is the severity. The best means of detection of the severity of coronary artery disease is a functional test such as stress test combined with imaging. The imaging can be nuclear, echo, mri, and pet.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

What are the tests for coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Marco Paliotta
Thoracic Surgery 31 years experience
Several test.: There are several tests for coronary artery disease. A thorough history and physical exam, ekg, ct scan, nuclear studies are all helpful but the best test is a cardiac catheterization. The cardiologist will place a small catheter through a groin vessel up to the heart and inject a special dye into the coronary arteries. The pictures will show if there are any blockages or not.
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A 23-year-old member asked:

Can children have coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Dipesh Pokharel
Cardiology 18 years experience
Yes: With explosion of obesity in children, early coronary plaque is possible by their 18th birthday.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is an abbreviation for coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
CAD: CAD is the abbreviation for coronary artery disease. The coronaries are abbreviated as follows;lad-left anterior descending, om-obtuse marginal, diag-diagonal, rca-right coronary artery, lm-left main, cx-circumflex, ramus-ramus intermedius, pda-posterior descending artery the word coronary comes from corona or crown. If the heart muscle is removed from the heart, the arteries look like a"corona".
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