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Does high levels of salt contribute to coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Indirectly

High salt intake, in some people, is associated with development of high blood pressure, hypertension.
High blood pressure is an important factor in the development of atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease.

In brief: Indirectly

High salt intake, in some people, is associated with development of high blood pressure, hypertension.
High blood pressure is an important factor in the development of atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not generally

Many, many studies have failed to show a clear correlation between sodium ("salt") consumption and cardiovascular mortality.
At levels > 7gm per day, by the governments own data is when most significant effects occur for those without sodium sensitive conditions like congestive heart failure. The average american consumes about 3400mg/day. The biggest source to dietary sodium is preprocessed food.

In brief: Not generally

Many, many studies have failed to show a clear correlation between sodium ("salt") consumption and cardiovascular mortality.
At levels > 7gm per day, by the governments own data is when most significant effects occur for those without sodium sensitive conditions like congestive heart failure. The average american consumes about 3400mg/day. The biggest source to dietary sodium is preprocessed food.
Dr. Michael Fenster
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
High salt intake is associated with higher incidence of hypertension and hypertension accelerates atherosclerosis, including that in coronary arteries.
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Not really

High salt intake will have an impact on fluid retention and blood pressure and as such play a role in the dynamics of blood flow in your arteries as well as trigger a few, expected, hormonal responses to deal with the salt load and thus possibly contribute to the development of plaques, but there is no direct imapct of salt on the plaque in the arteries.

In brief: Not really

High salt intake will have an impact on fluid retention and blood pressure and as such play a role in the dynamics of blood flow in your arteries as well as trigger a few, expected, hormonal responses to deal with the salt load and thus possibly contribute to the development of plaques, but there is no direct imapct of salt on the plaque in the arteries.
Dr. Olivier Frankenberger
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