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What Are Some Of The Risk Factors Associated With Coronary Artery Disease
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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