With coronary artery disease am I more susceptible for having a heart attack?

Yes. However, if you control your weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes (if applicable), then you're managing your coronary artery disease and likely preventing a heart attack from occurring. Basically, follow a healthy lifestyle, take all meds prescribed, and follow up with your doctor as recommended. Then you significantly reduce your chance of heart attack.

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How will coronary artery disease lead to a heart attack?

Causative. Coronary artetiosclerosis leads to plaque buildup which in turn eventually causes a stenosis in the coronary. Acute plaque thorombosis leads to acute coronary closure with the obvious myocardial ischemic necrosis. Emergency coronary revascularization within minutes of the occlusion re establishes blood flow and rescues the heart muscle that has not perished.Heart muscle that dies is gone for good. Read more...

Is coronary artery disease same as heart attack? Or how is it different?

Cause and effect. Coronary artery disease is the buildup of cholesterol and calcium in the vessels leading to the heart. A heart attack is when those arteries are blocked, cutting off blood flow and causing damage. Read more...
Spectrum. Some coronary disease is surface, non obstructing to significant degree. Most is atherosclerosis. Coronary atherosclerosis of significant degree can disrupt, thrombose, and cause a heart attack-ischemic insult which is myocardial infarction. Read more...

I have been having episodes of chest pain, skipping in the night, nausea, can't sleep, very fatigue. I think I have coronary artery disease I'm terrified a heart attack is imminent. How would I know?

Heartattack unlikely. As a young nonsmoking female you shouldn't but you could have other things like mitral valve prolapse. Bring these symptoms to your doctor and his trusty stethoscope. Read more...
Anxiety/ Panic disor. Unusual for 19 yrs old unless you have 'risk factors'. Possibly you may have anxiety-depression. Do check with your doctor to further evaluate you for anxiety -depression, thyroid disease, and certainly for any heart disease. Read more...
Coronary Artery... ...Disease bad enough to produce a heart attack is not only very rare in 30 year olds, it is also highly unlikely to produce nighttime symptoms (it usually gets worse with exercise.) anxiety (panic attack) is the most likely cause of symptoms like this, although heartburn, arrhythmia, and pericarditis are also possible. Read more...
See your family doc. It sounds more gastric or. Esophageal to me. See your family doctor and have appropriate tests run . A ct scan of your coronary arteries is a non- invasive way to check your coronary arteries. Also, a GI doc can check you for gastric and esophageal causes. I would also add in sleep apnea into the differential diagnosis due to skipped beats, anxiety or depression insomnia and daytime tiredness. Good luck to you. Read more...