A 40-year-old member asked:
Does everyone with high cholesterol and high blood pressure automatically have coronary atherosclerosis?
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Would you most likely have high cholesterol and/or high blood pressure as cause of coronary atherosclerosis?
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Specializes in Pediatric Cardiology
Either: Both high blood pressure and high bad (ldl) cholesterol (or low good cholesterol hdl) are known risk factors in developing coronary atherosclerosis. Other risk factors include smoking, sedentary life style, obesity and very important, the genes you get from your parents.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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