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Doctor insights on: Life Expectancy Coronary Artery Disease

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What is this life expectancy for someone with coronary artery disease?

What is this life expectancy for someone with coronary artery disease?

Depends: Also depends nature of severity of disease process, life style and if the disease process is being address. You have to be more specific with the diagnose, for example, some one with severe 3 vessel disease without revasculizations will be different if he/she has surgery or medical tx. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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Help please! Is angina a life-threatning symptom of a coronary artery disease?

Help please! Is angina a life-threatning symptom of a coronary artery disease?

Angina: Angina means chest pain with exertion. Stable angina is not a life threatning. Most of the times it can be managed medically. If symptoms are becoming more frequent and longer in duration then at that time you may need to have an angiogram. ...Read more

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How difficult is it to obtain life insurance with coronary artery disease?

How difficult is it to obtain life insurance with coronary artery disease?

It will cost more: Health insurance measures your risk of getting sick and bases your premiums on that. The sicker you are the more your insurance will cost. ...Read more

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Can children have coronary artery disease?

Can children have coronary artery disease?

Yes: With explosion of obesity in children, early coronary plaque is possible by their 18th birthday. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose coronary artery disease?

How do you diagnose coronary artery disease?

After Ds is Advanced: Though dominant human behavior, physicians are trained to wait for evidence of advanced disease, largely in this order of ↓ing ability to detect disease: 1. Calcification in the artery walls, 2. Obstructions visible on coronary angiograms or ct, 3. Symptoms & evidence of heart damage; typically the last detected/recognized 4. Stress tests. | for a better alternative: optimize the driving factors. ...Read more

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How can you control coronary artery disease?

How can you control coronary artery disease?

Cad: Coronary artery disease can be controlled with risk factor modification. No smoking, weight control, cholesterol management, diabetes control, hypertension control. Daily exercise for healthy heart and good diet ...Read more

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Is coronary artery disease acute or chronic?

Is coronary artery disease acute or chronic?

Chronic is Typical: Artery disease, especially in the heart arteries, is dominant human behavior, typically starts in childhood yet is typically ignored for decades because it remains asymptomatic until plaque ruptures release debris, triggers clots & suddenly blocks blood flow. These plaque ruptures are the basis for acute symptomatic disease. Thus best to treat the driving factors early, not wait for symptoms. ...Read more

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Where does coronary artery disease originate?

Where does coronary artery disease originate?

CAD: Coronary artery disease, just as disease in other arteries, is the result of a long time process initiated by:
1. Genetic pre-disposition
2. Uncontrolled/untreated high blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol/triglycerides
3. Smoking, obesity, lack of exercise, stress. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have coronary artery disease?

How do I know if I have coronary artery disease?

Interview, HeartScan: The first step at risk stratification is interview and exam by a physician. That being said, a "heart scan" / "coronary calcium score" is a very precise way of detecting a tendancy for early CAD. ...Read more

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What is a concept map of coronary artery disease?

What is a concept map of coronary artery disease?

Anatomy: Hello noni --
i think you are referring to a coronary anatomy -- so for every procedure and surgery, the surgeon must know the anatomy of the organ they are trying to operate -- and in case of coronary anatomy, they vary some, so diagnostic evaluation is done preceding any surgical contemplation. ...Read more

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What people are at risk for coronary artery disease?

What people are at risk for coronary artery disease?

5 risk factors: The 5 major risk factors are cigarettes, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, diabetes mellitus, and family history of coronary artery disease. The more of these risk factors you have, the higher the risk of coronary artery disease. However, the absence of any of these risk factors is not absolute protection against coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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Is there a cure available for coronary artery disease?

Strictly speaking,: No. But there are many modalities that are preventive and/or therapeutic. ...Read more

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Is eccp useful in reversal of coronary artery disease?

No: May help some angina patients but is not a reversal of the disease process in general.
Bypass can also stabilize and give marked increase in coronary blood flow for a durable time if patient has suitable anatomy. ...Read more

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What are tests used to diagnose coronary artery disease?

What are tests used to diagnose coronary artery disease?

Several: First of all the history. Usually there is chest pain as the presenting symptom and the exact description of that pain is important. Does it occur during exertion? Then an EKG is done. Also an EKG with exertion or medication to stress the heart along with pictures of the heart. The final test would be to put some dye into the arteries to directly visualize a blockage. ...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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What are some interesting facts about coronary artery disease?

Time of onset: Researchers have shown the earliest manifestations of coronary disease in teenagers that have died from car accidents and soldiers that died on the battlefield. In both types of research, the patients included were either teenagers for in their early 20s. ...Read more

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What kind of exercise is good for lessening your coronary artery disease?

What kind of exercise is good for lessening your coronary artery disease?

Aerobic: Under supervision by your md, aerobic exercise will help recruit smaller arteries that feed your heart muscles and can develop natural bypasses around narrowed coronary arteries. ...Read more

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Is coronary artery disease deadly?

Is coronary artery disease deadly?

Coronary disease: Number one cause of death in men and women. ...Read more

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Is coronary artery disease contagious?

Is coronary artery disease contagious?

Causes for cad: Not contagious in the sense of an infectious exposure. There are strong genetic risks, and people living together tend to make similar diet and lifestyle choices, so clustering of CAD cases does occur. ...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. Sheila Smith
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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