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why does coronary heart disease occur in the body?

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Dr. Bart Denys
38 years experience Cardiology
CAD: Classical risk factors for atherosclerotic disease: 1. Genetics (chose your parents wisely!) 2. High blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol/triglycerides 3. Smoking, obesity, no exercise, high fat diet 4. Poor dental health take care of yourself :-).
Answered on Sep 2, 2015
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Dr. Craig Carter
39 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Atherosclerosis: Hardening of the arteries occurs in three principal locations: heart, brain, and legs. Symptoms usually occur where the blockage is greater than 70% of the artery lumen. Family history, diabetes, obesity, high cholesterol, and smoking all contribute to this.
Answered on Nov 15, 2012

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