Are there ways to properly manage pregnancy for women with coronary artery disease?

Generally it is ok. The physiologic changes of pregnancy (more circulating blood volume, lower blood pressures) should be tolerated well by those with coronary disease, unless there is severely weak heart contractility, or very severe narrowings in the arteries. It's important to review meds with a cardiologist because some may need be stopped to avoid effects on the fetus.
Cad. The good news is most pregnant women don't have coronary artery disease . If you do you should see a high risk OB and a cardiologist.

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What percentage of undiagnosed coronary artery disease patients are female?

No precise # While a exact # isnt really known, we know women tend to be missed due to atypical symptoms and late presentation. They also have more coronary artery vasospasm. So women need special attention and not be dismissed when they present with chest pain thats not the "text book" description. Read more...
#1 killer of . Women & men in U.S....That's what CAD disease is. Another sobering statistic ...50% of people (men & women) are diagnosed with CAD when they present with their first heart attack. Talk to your physician about appropriate asymptomatic screenings like cimt or coronary artery calcium ct. Read more...

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...

Which percentage of coronary artery disease patients are female?

Varies by age. It varies by age, younger women have less CAD than men (<45); however as they (women aproach 65 to 70) the percentages even out (55% men 45% women). Read more...

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...
Need Information. Both labs and risk factors are important in knowing cardiovascular (cvd) risk. More than cholesterol, cvd is related to the number of LDL (ldl-p) and HDL particles (hdl-p). Because cholesterol in LDL and HDL particles is highly variable cholesterol levels often disagree with particle number. When cholesterol and particle number disagree cvd risk tracks with ldl-p and hdl-p, not ldl-c or hdl-c. Read more...

Can you get coronary artery disease from drugs?

Yes. "drugs" is a vague term but if you mean recreational drugs then yes. Marijuana is as bad if not worse than cigarettes. No filter, held for extended time in lungs, and often contains unknown contaminants.So if smoking is a known risk factor....Cocaine tends to cause intense coronary artery vasospasm.This can damage the endothelium and allow cholesterol to deposit in the vessels. Read more...

Can you have coronary artery disease at a young age?

Yes, but less likely. Coronary artery disease definitely increases in prevelance with aging. There are less common cases of CAD in younger people and are more associated with family history of CAD in young age, smoking, and diabetes. Also coronary spasms can occur, but are more likely assoc. With drug (such as Cocaine or amphetamine) use. Read more...
Yes. Not usually to the degree of heart attack , but some plaque in american troops identified in18 year olds. Some others with hyperlipemias, diabetes etc. Read more...