Does iron intake affect coronary artery disease?

Shouldn't. I have never heard of iron supplementation affecting the course of coronary artery disease. Too much iron can effect the myocardium, however, even in that case, it usually is not the oral supplementation but a different process that leads to the damage (cardiomyopathy).
No. Probably not ever but not in the usual therapy ranges after CABG with some expected anemia we will, prescribe iron supplements and vitamins.

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Is it possible to reverse coronary artery disease through diet?

Will help but... Atherosclerosis is a complex process and no single etiology or risk factor is to blame.I have quite a few pts with vegan diets that have had CAD and have been stented. I had a pt that runs marathons and is a vegetarian, that just had a heart attack and i placed a emergent stent. Thats not to say you shouldnt eat right , just can't rely on one thing. Medicines are usually needed/. Read more...
No... If there is already blockage of the coronary arteries, changing your diet is not going to change the blockage. Surgery or stenting is about the only ways to really fix the disease. Read more...
Not usually . Reversal of atherosclerosis is possible . Usually with intensive statin therapy. Would need to get LDL less than 70 to achieve this. Diet rarely gets pts to these goals. Stents or angioplasty may open then artery but doesnt cause plaque regression. It only modifies the plaque. 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...

Is it possible to have coronary artery disease at a very young age?

Yes. Our practice has seen patients with coronary artery disease in their 30s. Typically, these patients either have juvenile onset diabetes mellitus or a strong family history of coronary artery disease. They may also have a familial (genetic) family history of elevated cholesterol. Read more...
Yes. There are certain conditions, like homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, that can result in coronary disease at an early age. Additionally, drug abuse can also cause lead to the development of coronary disease. 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...