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.

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Can you get coronary artery disease from a heart panic attack on ecstasy?

Side effects. No, you cannot get coronary disease from ecstasy. However, you can have side effects from the impurities in the drug. You never can tell for sure what you are ingesting from a street drug. You can have an arrthymia from too high of a heart rate but not coronary disease. Read more...

Do lots of people get coronary artery disease, or is it unusual?

Common. Unless you die from an accident or truma, if you die of natural causes, the most common cause of death are cardiac event or stroke or cancer. Heart attacks and strokes are secondary to arteriosclerosis. Dying during sleep when you are 100 y/o still a cardiac event or a stroke. Of about 3000 autopsies done on young soldiers, approx. 20% already showed signs of early arteriosclerosis. Read more...
Dominant Behavior. Atherosclerosis, artery ds: the underlying mechanism, typically begins at ~age 7yrs & is human dominant behavior, yet remains asymptomatic for decades because it is in the wall of the arteries, not the opening. As disease progresses, mostly within the convex inner curves, the artery wall thickens, enlarges & opening/lumen remains unchanged. Plaque rupture induced clots create the sudden "events”. Read more...

Can I get coronary artery disease from a heart panic attack on ecstasy?

Don't use drugs. Panic attacks shouldn't cause heart disease, but certain drugs can. Many batches of ecstasy also contain dangerous stimulants which can accelerate heart disease or atherosclerosis such as Cocaine and similar. Many can also cause dangerous heart rhythm problems. Read more...
Not likely. . Ecstasy can cause acute coronary or cardiac muscle disease, damage, or death. But if not used chronically, it's unlikely to cause coronary artery disease. Read more...
Frought with danger. Acute use of ecstasy can lead to anxiety, paranoia, irritabilty. Too much ecstasy can cause heart attack, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, stroke, be toxic to the heart, angina pectoris & destruction of blood vessels just to mention a few things. Use of ectasy is frought with danger and can lead to death. Read more...

Can I get coronary artery disease after a heart transplant?

Yes. Yes, you can develop CAD after a heart transplant but the reasons are usually different. You'll probably be committed to a fairly healthy lifestyle after a heart transplant so the CAD isn't of the typical kind: i.e. Related to high cholesterol, high blood pressure, lifestyle, etc. It develops due to a chronic rejection by your immune system against the transplanted heart. Read more...
Good Question. Depending on the age and condition of the donor heart, and the age and metabolic state of the recipient, atherosclerosis can develop in the donor heart coronary arteries. In addition, the chronic rejection process has some similar characteristics to native heart coronary artery disease. Prevention requires good nutrition, exercise, and close monitoring by your transplant team. Read more...

Could I have gotten coronary artery disease from an error? I get nervous about it

No. CAD does not occur overnight. Multiple factors enter into its development. I recommend watching diet, exercise, control blood pressure and diabetes, stop smoking. Stress control does help as well, but won't cause CAD by itself. Read more...

Why do people get hypertension and what is coronary artery disease?

Still CAD. Coronary artery disease is when cholesterol builds up in the coronary arteries. Hypertension is simply one of the risk factors. Just like diabetes, smoking, age, gender, postmenopausal, etc.You dont need all of them to have cad. Read more...

My father was diagnosed with coronary artery disease. Will I get this disease when I'm older?

Not necessarily. Lucklily genes are just one part of us. Environment also makes a difference. My father also had heart disease. I know that I have an increased genetic risk of similar problems so i work at taking care of myself. I suggest you focus on modifying your risk factors by maintaining a healthy weight by following a good diet and exercise. I suggest having your cholesterol checked on a regular basis. Read more...
You might. There are many factors contributing to coronary artery disease. Some are genetic - we can't choose our parents - so you may be more likely than others to get cad. Even so, you can modify many of your risk factors, and i encourage you to do so. Talk to your doctor to find out a more personalized approach. Read more...