What are common factors that cause coronary heart disease?

Several. Besides inheriting bad genes, the following 'self inflicted' factors can lead to coronary heart disease: obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking and high cholesterol.
5 factors. The 5 major risk factors for coronary artery disease are cigarettes, family history, hypertension, elevated cholesterol, and diabetes mellitus. The greater number of risk factors, the greater the risk of coronary disease. The absence of risk factors, however, does not completely protect you from coronary artery disease.

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Can you please tell me factors that cause 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...
Risk factors. Family history of heart attacks, obesity, high chol, diabetes, high blood pressure, sedentary lifestyle, smoking, excess in alcohol intake, stress, renal disease. Read more...

What would be the most common causes and the effects of 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...

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...

Can ritalin (methylphenidate) or adderrall cause coronary heart disease?

No. However, people with coronary artery disease should undergo cardiac clearance before starting one of these medications. Read more...
No. Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Adderall may raise your heart rate and put a strain in your heart, but they will not contribute to coronary artery disease. If you have coronary heart disease, consult your doctor before taking these medications. Read more...
Stimulants. If your heart is normal, stimulants are safe if taken as prescribed. Read more...

What is the cause of coronary heart disease?

Cholesterol buildup. In coronary artery disease, cholesterol builds up in the walls of the arteries. As the walls thicken, the inside (the lumen) becomes narrowed creating an obstacle for the blood trying to get to the heart. The process begins in the teenage years but only becomes symptomatic later in life. Read more...
5 risk factors. Build up of fatty plaques in artery wall is associated with smoking, high cholesterol diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure and family history. Read more...

What are the causes of coronary heart disease?

Several. Many things contribute; some modifiable, others not. Things you can't change include family history, gender, genetics (although you can test for the latter). Things you can change or at least affect: smoking (stop!), exercise, diet, cholesterol & other biomarkers, diabetes/prediabetes/insulin resistance, blood pressure. Remember that often the 1st sign of chd is sudden death-so don't wait! Read more...
Several things. Many things contribute; some modifiable, others not. Things you can't change include family history, gender, genetics (although you can test for the latter). Things you can change or at least affect: smoking (stop!), exercise, diet, cholesterol & other biomarkers, diabetes/prediabetes/insulin resistance, blood pressure. Remember that often the 1st sign of chd is sudden death-so don't wait! Read more...