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A 18-year-old male asked:

Why is exercise important with coronary artery disease? wouldnt exercise cause a greater blockage and cause a heart attack?

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Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Exercise helps to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. If someone has cardiovascular disease, there can still be a reduction in disease with exercise. Some people with severe cardiovascular disease can't exercise because of active disease symptoms
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Can coronary artery disease cause problems besides causing a heart attack?

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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Thoracic Surgery 40 years experience
YES: Strokes and aneurysms and peripherovascular disease, renal artery disease to include some. Arteriosclerosis is a process that ends up affecting all the arteries in the body if you live long enough.
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