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).

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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...

How can a coronary artery disease patient be managed?

Manage. Stop smoking, lose weight: BMI <28, very healthy low fat diet (some suggest an anti-inflammatory diet), exercise, control diabetes/check blood sugar, regular check ups to review cholesterol, bp, sugar, BMI in check and take medications as prescribed. Read more...
Medicine or surgery. With diet, lipid management , diabetes control, weight managent, blood pressure control, smoking cessation and a coronary cath. Your doctors will know if a stent or bypass surgery are necessary. Read more...

What patients are effected by coronary artery disease?

Any type. Coronary artery disease can affect patients as young as 18 or as old as 100 years. Risk factors include cigarettes, diabetes, hypertension, family history of coronary disease, and elevated cholesterol. The more of these risk factors you have, the earlier in life you are likely to experience the disease. Read more...
Potentially all. Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in the us, and potentially everyone can be affected. You need to visit with your physician to better address your particular risks. Read more...
Vast Majority. Atherosclerosis (known to start ~age 7), is dominant human behavior yet typically remains asymptomatic for decades because the disease is in the walls & the arteries enlarge, compensating for the disease. It is plaque ruptures, debris downstream & clots which produce the blood flow obstructions, heart muscle damage & death. Stress tests overwhelmingly miss the disease until after it is advanced. Read more...

What happens to a patient with a coronary artery disease if he is given 1 liter of intravenous fluids in just 2 hours?

Likely nothing. This is a bit more than a usual beverage and you state it is iv. Most will respond by urinating. Someone with a low blood pressure to rise or dehydration will feel better. If the person is already overloaded or in heart failure they may feel worse or get short of breath and need medication. For someone in shock this may not be enough fluid. So it depends on more than coronary disease. Read more...
Depends. If cardiac function is normal, blood pressure is controlled, and there are not symptoms of congestive heart failure, 1 liter of IV fluid should not cause much symptoms. Read more...

My lady friend has coronary artery disease. She was too embarassed to tell me any more. Can you explain it to me please?

Blockage in arteries. The coronary arteries are blood vessels that supply the heart muscle with oxygen and nutrition. When they get plugged by cholesterol and/or a blood clot a heart attack occurs. When the blockage is not complete, but restricts the blood flow to the muscle, various activities like vigorous exercise can cause chest symptoms (angina). I hope your friend is getting medical care for her condition. Read more...
Heart disease. The blood supply to the heart is from the "coronary arteries" which branch off the aorta, the main artery leaving the heart. When someone has coronary artery disease these arteries have "plaque' build-up , usually from elevated cholesterol, leading to decreased blood flow to the heart muscle. This can lead to a "heart attack" where the blockage causes the heart muscle to die. Read more...
Clogged arteries. Coronary artery disease mostly means clogged coronary arteries. Coronary arteries are the arteries surrounding the heart and give blood supply to the heart muscle. Coronary artery disease may lead to a heart attack and significant disability or death. Those who have coronary artery disease need to consult cardiologists. 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 children have coronary artery disease?

Unlikely. CAD is secondary to cholesterol and calcium building up in the walls of arteries. While it is possible to occur in children or young adults due to hereditary or congenital problems, it is overwhelmingly a disease of middle aged to older adults. Read more...