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what does coronary heart disease do to the body?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Causes heart attack: It blocks the coronary arteries leading to chest pain or heart attack. If you get a heart attack it can damage the muscle causing heart failure with shortness of breath and swelling of the feet.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
Dr. Craig Carter
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Loss of function: Coronary artery disease can cause decreased function of the heart, which causes dysfunction of other organs, such as the lungs, liver, kidneys, etc.
Answered on Mar 14, 2019

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