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Does high levels of salt contribute to coronary artery disease?

Does high levels of salt contribute to coronary artery disease?

Indirectly: High salt intake, in some people, is associated with development of high blood pressure, hypertension. High blood pressure is an important factor in the development of atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Rick Koch
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Coronary Artery Disease (Definition)

Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death and disability in adults in the U.S. It develops when lipid (fatty) plaques builds up in the arteries. Eventually, the plaque can occlude the artery, thereby stopping blood flow to the organ supplied by that artery. If the artery supplies the heart, blockage causes a heart attack. If the blockage is in a brain vessel, the ...Read more


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My dad is an alcoholic, could his addiction have contributed to his coronary artery disease?

My dad is an alcoholic, could his addiction have contributed to his coronary artery disease?

No: But the smoking that many folks who drink alcohol do, does for sure. Serious alcoholism is often accompanied by malnutrition which is associated with low cholesterol. Moderate alcohol is protective although that is lost with larger amounts. ...Read more

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Does a high HS CRP point to cancer or coronary artery disease?

Does a high HS CRP point to cancer or coronary artery disease?

Not really: CRP is a marker of inflammation and not used for diagnosis. High levels are associated with higher risk of coronary disease and stroke, however it can be high in setting of infections and inflammatory diseases as well. ...Read more

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Are there gender differences in regards to levels of coronary artery disease?

Yes: Men have higher rates of CAD and they tend to suffer at an earlier age. This is part of the reason the life expectancy of men is shorter than women. ...Read more

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Are there racial differences in regards to levels of coronary artery disease?

Are there racial differences in regards to levels of coronary artery disease?

Always: Many stuides show differences among racial lines; my personal opinion is that these really demonstrate differences in socioeconomic levels. I feel it is much more dependent upon income levels and the types of foods and lifestyle a person leads. Lower socioeconomic groups tend to eat foods that are less healthy and engage in alcohol and tobacco use as well as engaging in less exercise. ...Read more

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Does everyone with very high LDL will certainly develope Coronary artery disease?pls help. my LDL is very high,but now my LDL is normal. ECG is normal

Does everyone with very high LDL will certainly develope Coronary artery disease?pls help. my LDL is very high,but now my LDL is normal. ECG is normal

Manage it: Many folks with high LDL's have no troubles from it during long & healthy lives. Your best defense against future coronary artery disease is lifestyle, especially physical fitness. Your hereditary may require you to take Rx's as well for your LDL's, if necessary get a few physicians' opinions and remember that you're weighing preferences, risks and benefits. ...Read more

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I just found out my husband passed due to acute cocaine intoxication and the contributing factor was severe coronary artery disease. Is there any way to find out if he was a habitual cocaine user? I am not aware that he was. I just received the call from

I just found out my husband passed due to acute cocaine intoxication and the contributing factor was severe coronary artery disease. Is there any way to find out if he was a habitual cocaine user? I am not aware that he was. I just received the call from

Hair testing: if he has already been buried (or worse, cremated) it would be difficult to have him disinterred for that kind of testing, but if his comb or hairbrush is still around, that may have enough hair (especially longer strands) to have testing done. It is not inexpensive, and usually has to be ordered by doctor or police authorities. Hair testing can accurately determine times of prior use. ...Read more

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Can only using stress test clarify existence of coronary artery disease (blokage due to high LDL, low HDL)?

Can only using stress test clarify existence of coronary artery disease (blokage due to high LDL, low HDL)?

Stress test is good.: Stress test is designed to detect coronary artery disease. It is not a perfect test, but very good. If you have a normal test you are very unlikely to have any significant fixed blockage of any coronary artery. Blockage is not due to high LDL or low HDL - there are associations, but causality is another story. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more


Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Coronary Artery (Definition)

Coronary artery is the name given to the blood vessels that supply the myocardium. The word coronary was coined by the first anatomists that noticed that if you remove all muscle from the heart the remaining vessels resemble the shape of a corona or crown. ...Read more