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What happens when a coronary arteries become clogged?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Pain, heart attack

Depending on how severe the blockage is, this could cause pain on exertion or permanent damage from a heart attack.

In brief: Pain, heart attack

Depending on how severe the blockage is, this could cause pain on exertion or permanent damage from a heart attack.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Depends on severity

Of blockage. If hemodynamically significant then angina can result.
Any degree of blockage increases risk of a heart attack.

In brief: Depends on severity

Of blockage. If hemodynamically significant then angina can result.
Any degree of blockage increases risk of a heart attack.
Dr. Rick Koch
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Dr. Daniel Zanger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Coronary arteries

This largely depends in the severity .
In narrowing s of over 75 or 80% patients may experience angina or chest pain with extertion . The scary thing is that smaller narrowing a like 20- 30% can ulcerate and cause sudden heart attacks or death.

In brief: Coronary arteries

This largely depends in the severity .
In narrowing s of over 75 or 80% patients may experience angina or chest pain with extertion . The scary thing is that smaller narrowing a like 20- 30% can ulcerate and cause sudden heart attacks or death.
Dr. Daniel Zanger
Dr. Daniel Zanger
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