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What are the effects of coronary artery disease?

What are the effects of coronary artery disease?

Chest pain: This can result in chest pan on exertion and can lead to a heart attack where part of the heart muscle can be damaged. ...Read more

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Dr. Clarence Grim
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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more


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What are the causes of coronary thrombosis and what affects the risk of coronary heart disease?

What are the causes of coronary thrombosis and what affects the risk of coronary heart disease?

Genes and lifestyle: Coronary thrombus is a clot in an artery that feeds the heart. Anything that damages or roughens the lining of the blood vessels could result in clot formation, such as elevated cholesterol and hypertension. Risk factors include family history of heart disease, being male, increasing age, elevated cholesterol or ldl, obesity, smoking, and being sedentary. ...Read more

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What other systems of the body may be affected by coronary artery disease?

What other systems of the body may be affected by coronary artery disease?

Specifically: CAD (Coronary Artery Disease ) effects only the heart muscle (by lowering it's blood supply" but the SAME DISEASE PROCESS generally is also occurring in the general vascular system ( legs and brain) and if the heart fails the kidneys will also be affected.
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What are the consequences of coronary heart disease?

What are the consequences of coronary heart disease?

Pain, failure, death: Blocked coronary arteries affect the blood flow to the heart. This causes chest discomfort when inadequate circulation is present. When blocked arteries close completely, this causes heart attack and heart damage which can lead to heart failure or death. ...Read more

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What are the causes of coronary artery disease?

What are the causes of coronary artery disease?

CAD: Inflammatory changes first involving the intima and then the deeper layers of the blood vessel wall. ...Read more

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What are the role of statins on cardio-vascular disease?

What are the role of statins on cardio-vascular disease?

Several: 1/ reduce bad cholesterol. 2/ reduce inflammatory reactions. 3/ reduce tone in arteries (help the artery to relax and permit better blood flow. I think has a role in healing of the injury cholesterol does to the artery. ...Read more

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What are some of the consequences of coronary artery blockage?

What are some of the consequences of coronary artery blockage?

Chest pain: There may be no symptoms but if the blockage is severe enough, chest pain, especially on exertion, can occur. Also heart attack or even sudden death. Therefore, good to see your doctor and be advised of your risk factors and ways to prevent coronary artery blockage. ...Read more

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How might coronary heart disease affect the heart muscle and the circulatory system?

How might coronary heart disease affect the heart muscle and the circulatory system?

Directly: The coronary arteries and their branches carry the blood and oxygen to the heart muscle cells. Poor flow, low oxygen, cells die- equals heart attack. If enough muscle dies, then heart failure, cardiac arrest, no circulation, and death. ...Read more

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What influences the development of coronary heart disease?

What influences the development of coronary heart disease?

Many factors: Smoking, cholesterol (ldl, hdl, triglycerides), genetics, diet (for cholesterol), daily exercise/good fitness level, diabetes (know and control your blood sugar), medications - these are the main factors influencing the development of CAD other than other diseases that could have a tremendous impact on the progress of cad. ...Read more

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What are some of the risks of coronary heart disease?

What are some of the risks of coronary heart disease?

Untimely Death: Atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries is a progressive disease, if it is allowed to continue without any remediation, the arteries will become blocked and, in the heart, this will cause ischemia -becoming irreversible -and ultimately muscle death.In the interim, one could be sidelined from preferred activities due to angina or equivalent.But you can partner with your doctor to slow/stop it. ...Read more

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What are some of the risk factors associated with coronary artery disease?

What are some of the risk factors associated with coronary artery disease?

5 major: There are 5 major risk factors for coronary artery disease. They include diabetes, hypertension, elevated cholesterol, cigarettes, and family history of coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for lung and coronary heart disease?

What are the risk factors for lung and coronary heart disease?

Smoking is #1: Also obesity, sedentary lifestyle, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, stress, diabetes, obesity, male gender, age, and family history. You can change all but the last three, so do it! quit smoking and get off your butt! treat the diseases and take time of/meditate/do yoga. This is hugely important, heart disease is the world's #1 killer. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of coronary artery disease in women?

What are the symptoms of coronary artery disease in women?

CAD in women: Often women have the same symptoms as men, however, women can more frequently than men have atypical symptoms such as nausea, shortness of breath or heart failure. This is because women develop heart disease at an older age and with other illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension and kidney disease. ...Read more

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Does vascular disease involve only the heart and the brain?

Does vascular disease involve only the heart and the brain?

No: It also involves the peripheral circulation and renal arteries. The hallmark of peripheral arterial disease is claudication, leg pain which is predictably present when a person walks a certain distance and is usually felt in the calf/calves, typically feeling like fatigue. The hallmark of significant renal artery disease is uncontrollable hypertension. ...Read more

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What are the effects of cardiovascular disease on longevity?

What are the effects of cardiovascular disease on longevity?

Shortens : With serious cardiovascular disease as accompanied the potential for sudden death which therefore shortens life. It ALS has negative impact on quality of life. ...Read more

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What are the risks of atherectomy for coronary artery disease?

What are the risks of atherectomy for coronary artery disease?

Similar to stenting: The risks of rotational atherectomy include a 1% combined risk of stroke, heart attack, death, perforation of the coronary, and emergency heart surgery. These are average risks for a large population of patients. Risks in an individual patient may be higher. ...Read more

Dr. Rick Koch
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Coronary Artery Disease (Definition)

The leading cause of death and disability in adults in the U.S. It develops when lipid (fatty) plaques builds up in the arteries, 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


Dr. William Singer
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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