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Where does coronary artery disease originate?

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Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 39 years experience
CAD: Coronary artery disease, just as disease in other arteries, is the result of a long time process initiated by: 1. Genetic pre-disposition 2. Uncontrolled/untreated high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol/triglycerides 3. Smoking, obesity, lack of exercise, stress.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 39 years experience
In the coronaries: When an atheromatous plaque secondary to atherosclerosis, occurs in the coronary arteries it is called coronary artery disease. Arteriosclesosis affects all the arterial system. The location of the lesions is unique to the individual.

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What is nonobstructive coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Diana Metzger
Cardiology 30 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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How do you diagnose coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 23 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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What are the tests for coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Marco Paliotta
Thoracic Surgery 30 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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Can children have coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Dipesh Pokharel
Cardiology 17 years experience
Yes: With explosion of obesity in children, early coronary plaque is possible by their 18th birthday.
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What is an abbreviation for coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 39 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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