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is coronary heart disease serious?

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Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Yes.: Coronary heart disease can be serious. However, with modern understanding it can be managed. Drugs like Aspirin can reduce heart attack. Additionally drugs like Plavix (clopidogrel) have been shown to decrease this further. Statin medications can reduce risk for rupture of the plaque which is the precursor step for a sudden heart attack. Additional medications are also helpful in reducing the impact of cad.
Answered on Jun 30, 2014
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Dr. Eric Toloza
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Can cause heart attacks.
Answered on May 23, 2012
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Dr. Eric Toloza commented
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
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btw, why would a cardiologist be asking this question?
May 23, 2012

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