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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Internal Medicine 9 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
Answered Mar 25, 2021
A 35-year-old member asked:
Can coronary artery disease cause problems besides causing a heart attack?
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Thoracic Surgery 39 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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Last updated Mar 25, 2021
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