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How can coronary artery disease affect the heart?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Multiple ways

Coronary artery disease can cause symptoms, heart damage, or death.
Symptoms include chest pain or shortness of breath. Heart damage is typically do to myocardial infarction (heart attack). Death can be due to heart failure, heart attack, or lethal arrhythmia.

In brief: Multiple ways

Coronary artery disease can cause symptoms, heart damage, or death.
Symptoms include chest pain or shortness of breath. Heart damage is typically do to myocardial infarction (heart attack). Death can be due to heart failure, heart attack, or lethal arrhythmia.
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Dr. Jon Spiers
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Many ways

Coronary artery disease reflects a diminution in coronary artery blood flow, resulting in a myocardium that is starving for nutrients and oxygen.
With time the heart muscle can die and become scarred, or it may hang on by a thread, causing frequent pain. Sometimes the heart muscle is so damaged it can lead to death or heart dysfunction, such as heart failure.

In brief: Many ways

Coronary artery disease reflects a diminution in coronary artery blood flow, resulting in a myocardium that is starving for nutrients and oxygen.
With time the heart muscle can die and become scarred, or it may hang on by a thread, causing frequent pain. Sometimes the heart muscle is so damaged it can lead to death or heart dysfunction, such as heart failure.
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