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What causes coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Andrew Chung answered

Specializes in Cardiology

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.

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. Francis Uricchio answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Cholesterol: Most, but not all, coronary artery disease he is due to cholesterol buildup within the walls of the coronary arteries in the heart.

Answered 12/13/2019

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Dr. Steven Ajluni answered

Specializes in Cardiology

CAD: Inflammatory changes first involving the intima and then the deeper layers of the blood vessel wall.

Answered 1/18/2020

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