A 33-year-old member asked:
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how might coronary heart disease affect the heart muscle and the circulatory system?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Coronary disease: It suggests that the blood flow to the heart muscle is impaired and the heart function in consequence is negatively impacted thus decreasing the functional capacity of the circulatory system.
Answered on Apr 5, 2013
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Directly: The coronary arteries and their branches carry the blood and oxygen to the heart muscle cells. Poor flow, low oxygen, cells die- equals heart attack. If enough muscle dies, then heart failure, cardiac arrest, no circulation, and death.
Answered on Aug 17, 2013

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