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How does coronary artery disease develop in the body?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Slowly

Low density lipoprotein (ldl) is taken up by endothelial cells in blood vessels.
The LDL is broken down (oxidized) and absorbed by macrophages within the wall of the blood vessel. Ultimately, the macrophage which is full of oxidized LDL will die. The dead cells and cholesterol accumulate in the wall of the artery interfering with the flow of blood.

In brief: Slowly

Low density lipoprotein (ldl) is taken up by endothelial cells in blood vessels.
The LDL is broken down (oxidized) and absorbed by macrophages within the wall of the blood vessel. Ultimately, the macrophage which is full of oxidized LDL will die. The dead cells and cholesterol accumulate in the wall of the artery interfering with the flow of blood.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: CAD

High blood pressure, high cholesterol, sedentary life, smoking, genetics.

In brief: CAD

High blood pressure, high cholesterol, sedentary life, smoking, genetics.
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
Dr. Pankaj Kulshrestha
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