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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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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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What are risk factors for coronary artery disease?

There are many: There are many risk factors - from gender (men are at higher risk when they are younger, but this changes with age) to other diseases (obesity and diabetes) to cholesterol levels to activity to smoking - and beyond. The best thing to do is to talk to your doctor about your health - what matters to one person may not matter to you! ...Read more

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What are some interesting facts about coronary artery disease?

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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Do I have any risk factors of coronary artery disease? 59, female, BMI 28, sedentary?

Do I have any risk factors of coronary artery disease? 59, female, BMI 28, sedentary?

Low risk: Your sendintary lifestyle is a risk. However, the most common and serious risk factors are smoking, diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, genetics, age, and obesity. ...Read more

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Are being overweight and out of shape the worst risk factors for coronary artery disease?

Tobacco use is worse: Those are risk factors but not the worst. Family history and tobacco use are worse. Diabetes is a biggie. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with coronary artery disease?

What are the symptoms associated with coronary artery disease?

CAD: Chest pain with exertion, shortness of breath, palpitations, black out spells. Rarely, the only manifestation could be sudden death. ...Read more

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What's coronary artery disease?

What's coronary artery disease?

CAD: Coronary artery disease is defined as obstructive lesions in the coronary arteries that supply the heart muscle . These start as areas of inflammation that progress into obstructions and affect the different layers of the blood vessel wall (from inside out). ...Read more

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What is coronary artery disease?

Cholesterol plaquing: Cholesterol plaquing of the coronary arteries.

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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. Lynne Weixel
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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