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What are the consequences of ignoring coronary artery disease?
15 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Heart attack & death
Eventual heart attack and a shortened life expectancy.

In brief: Heart attack & death
Eventual heart attack and a shortened life expectancy.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree
In brief: CAD
The number one cause of death in men and women in the U.S.

In brief: CAD
The number one cause of death in men and women in the U.S.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Angina, CHF & Death
Atherosclerosis, known to start ~age 7 on average, most commonly becomes obvious by reducing/stopping blood supply to portions of the heart muscle; heart attacks (most asymptomatic until large) resulting in congestive heart failure, angina and/or premature death.
Stress testing, all forms, completely miss the problem until after the disease is quite advanced & after most smaller heart attacks.

In brief: Angina, CHF & Death
Atherosclerosis, known to start ~age 7 on average, most commonly becomes obvious by reducing/stopping blood supply to portions of the heart muscle; heart attacks (most asymptomatic until large) resulting in congestive heart failure, angina and/or premature death.
Stress testing, all forms, completely miss the problem until after the disease is quite advanced & after most smaller heart attacks.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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2 comments
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Medical industry=primarily about symptoms of advanced disease because health is extraordinarily complex, humans have so many ways of compensating for issues, routinely confuse lack of symptoms as=health & take health for grated - until finally proved wrong. Docs taught normality=central 96% (+/- 2SD) of any variable compared to values from small groups. But how does this define health? It doesn’t.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Docs taught & paid not for health, but disease. Most tests incapable of detecting disease until advanced, yet do nothing to ↓ the disease. Most medical treatments are about treating symptoms (e.g. angioplasty, stents, bypass surgery) of advanced disease, are mainstream & most highly paid for by money accumulators (insurance); instead of the fundamental issues which drive, ?can reverse, disease.
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