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Dr. Randy Stevens
Board Certified, General Surgery
19 years in practice
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My husband is been diagnose with coronary atherosclerosis of native coronary artery. I would like to know more about this and how i can help him?

Dr. Randy Stevens
Board Certified, General Surgery
19 years in practice
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My husband is been diagnose with coronary atherosclerosis of native coronary artery. I would like to know more about this and how i can help him?

CAD: Coronary artery disease is the accumulation of cholesterol plaques in the lining of the blood vessels that go to the heart. It is caused by inflammation and has a dietary component too. Talk to a cardiologist and a heart surgeon. It is important to know how he was diagnosed and family history is critical. Learn the sigs and symptoms of a heart attack for him and you. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Atherosclerosis (Definition)

Atherosclerosis is also known as Blocked arteries. Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) is a condition in which a person has build-up of fat, cholesterol, and other substances in the walls of his arteries. Over the years, these substances build-up to form hardened spots called plaques, which can break off pieces of itself and clog arteries downstream ...Read more


Dr. Mai Pham
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
16 years in practice
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What does coronary atherosclerosis native mean?

Dr. Mai Pham
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
16 years in practice
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What does coronary atherosclerosis native mean?

Arterial narrowing: Plaque build up within the blood vessel supplying blood flow to the heart. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
18 years in practice
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Is there many cases where kids/teenagers get coronary atherosclerosis?

Dr. Oliver Aalami
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
18 years in practice
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Is there many cases where kids/teenagers get coronary atherosclerosis?

No: Adolescents/children are more likely to have congenital heart malformations such as a patent foremen ovale (hole between the right and left side of the heart) rather than symptomatic coronary atherosclerosis. However, early athersclerotic changes have been observed in arteries of some children. This is especially true for children at risk with obesity, hypertension, or elevated cholesterol levels. ...Read more

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Dr. Laura Pak
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
23 years in practice
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Is there many vegans that get coronary atherosclerosis?

Dr. Laura Pak
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
23 years in practice
99K people helped
Is there many vegans that get coronary atherosclerosis?

There can be: There are multiple risk factors for atherosclerosis: hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, family history of heart disease or stroke, getting older, being a man. Being a vegan may help with dietary concerns that influence cholesterol levels, but it does not negate heriditary risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. William Davis
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
34 years in practice
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Is there something that starts in teenagers that causes them to later get coronary atherosclerosis?

Dr. William Davis
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
34 years in practice
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Yes: The most famous example is from autopsies of us soldiers (ages 18 and above) who died in vietnam. The aortas of many demonstrated fat-laden cells which are the first step toward atherosclerosis. No data, to my knowledge about corresponding lifestyles, but we know many were smokers. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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What is coronary atherosclerosis?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
39 years in practice
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What is coronary atherosclerosis?

Plaque buildup: Little spots along the coronary arteries (they "crown" the heart) develop patches of macrophages that become loaded with cholesterol, and eventually scarring narrows the artery; the spot may burst or a bleed into the spot, either causing sudden death. There are many fewer deaths from coronary atherosclerosis today than in the past, mostly due to healthier lifestyles. ...Read more

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Dr. Oliver Aalami
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
18 years in practice
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Would you most likely have high blood pressure if you have coronary atherosclerosis?

Dr. Oliver Aalami
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
18 years in practice
686K people helped
Would you most likely have high blood pressure if you have coronary atherosclerosis?

Yes: It turns out hypertension (HTN) is considered a "modifiable risk factor" for coronary artery disease (cad)- this means that treating HTN will decrease the risk of cad. About 40%-60% who need a heart bypass have htn. Many consider HTN the greatest risk factor cad. So, yes, you are likely to have HTN if you have CAD but there are always exceptions! ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
36 years in practice
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Is there any cases where teenagers get coronary atherosclerosis visible on CT scans already?

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Board Certified, Preventive Medicine
36 years in practice
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Is there any cases where teenagers get coronary atherosclerosis visible on CT scans already?

Yes, but Unusual: Ivus commonly detects and micro-calcification can be found in early teenager years; atherosclerosis has been known, for over 7 decades, from autopsy data, to typically begin in later childhood. However, the best current ct scanners are typically incapable of detecting calcification within the base of atherosclerotic plaques until most people are early to mid 30s. The e-speed ebt machines work best. ...Read more

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Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Board Certified, Family Medicine
28 years in practice
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I have diabetes and coronary atherosclerosis,I'm almost 55. Why do I constantly feel like I'm sweating profusely,it lasts anywhere from1-5minutes,then it goes away . What causes that?

Dr. Norma Jo Waxman
Board Certified, Family Medicine
28 years in practice
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Many options : The sweats could be from many causes including perimenopause or cardiac related. If you're not already, you should start a very mild but consistent daily exercise program. Stop if your symptoms get worse, but you may be having the symptoms if you're very out of shape ...Read more

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Dr. Linda Harris
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
29 years in practice
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Does everyone with high cholesterol and high blood pressure automatically have coronary atherosclerosis?

Dr. Linda Harris
Board Certified, Vascular Surgery
29 years in practice
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Does everyone with high cholesterol and high blood pressure automatically have coronary atherosclerosis?

No: Vascular diseases are multifactorial. However, not controlling your medical conditions, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, etc. Can make you more prone to developing vascular problems, and clearly if you already have coronary or peripheral vascular disease, not managing these issues will lead to more rapid progression of the disease process. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Busuttil
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Blocked Arteries (Definition)

Blocked arteries is a condition in which a person has decreased or no blood flow in one or more of his arteries, due to obstructions inside the artery such as thick plaques, floating clumps of broken plaques, blood clots, etc... Severe compression due to a problem on the outside of an artery can also ...Read more


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