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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. Austina Cho
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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 risk factors associated with periodontal disease?

What are the risk factors associated with periodontal disease?

Perio disease risks: The main risk of untreated periodontal disease is losing your teeth. Studies have shown that people with high levels of bacteria associated with periodontal disease have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. Treatment of periodontal disease reduces systemic inflammation. ...Read more

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What risk factors are associated with coronary heart disease?

What risk factors are associated with coronary heart disease?

Atherosclerosis: Depends on one's personal risks smoking, obesity, hypertension, hyperlipemia, diabetes , family history. Simply, one blocks the feeding artery to part of the heart muscle and low flow, or no flow causes ischemia which cause death of the heart cells, which is a heart attack! myocardial infarction is the medical term.Ekg and lab tests show the damage. ...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 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 are the risk factors for heart disease in women?

What are the risk factors for heart disease in women?

Same for men: The risk factors for women are the same risk factors for men. The big 5 are hypertension, elevated cholesterol, cigarettes, diabetes, and family history of coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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What are the heredity risks associated with cardiac anomaly?

What are the heredity risks associated with cardiac anomaly?

2-6% recurrence risk: 2-6% of congenital cardiac defects can recur in future offspring. This may be as high as 25% in rare cases of genetic syndromes inherited as autosomal recessive traits with the same partner. ...Read more

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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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How common is coronary heart disease among children, and what are the major risk factors?

Extremely rare: The only two conditions I am aware of where this is present is: the kawasaki disease where coronary aneurysms can affect some, & progeria, the rare premature aging disease. Rarely the coronary arteries can be located in the wrong place as a congenital defect, but it is a stretch to compare it with cad. Risks are the same as for adults. ...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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In what ways are the concentrations of LDL and HDL associated with the risk of heart disease?

In what ways are the concentrations of LDL and HDL associated with the risk of heart disease?

Cholesterol: Cholesterol has multiple components. The high density component is called 'good' and the low density component is called 'bad'. This is because high levels of HDL are somewhat associated with less vascular disease and high levels of LDL are associated with worse vascular disease. ...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 the general risk factors of atherosclerosis?

What are the general risk factors of atherosclerosis?

Well known: Heredity, high LDL cholesterol, cigarette smoking, hypertension, diabetes, lack of exercise. Less striking -- low HDL, high triglycerides, renal failure, high homocystine levels, obesity, hypercoagulable blood. There are some labs that are promoted as risks but nobody knows what to do with them and physicians order them mostly as cover-your-butt. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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


Dr. Shari Jackson
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more