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How does coronary artery disease disrupt homeostasis?

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Dr. Steven Guyton
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Blocks blood flow

Homeostasis is a process whereby the body's systems are kept balanced in good working order. In the heart chemical signals from heart muscle that is not getting enough oxygen will cause blood vessels to dilate and increase the blood flow to those tissues.
Coronary artery disease can prevent this increase in blood flow by creating blockages in the coronary arteries.

In brief: Blocks blood flow

Homeostasis is a process whereby the body's systems are kept balanced in good working order. In the heart chemical signals from heart muscle that is not getting enough oxygen will cause blood vessels to dilate and increase the blood flow to those tissues.
Coronary artery disease can prevent this increase in blood flow by creating blockages in the coronary arteries.
Dr. Steven Guyton
Dr. Steven Guyton
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Can weaken the heart

If the blockage results in a heart attack, the heart muscle can get damaged and not contract as hard.
That would definitely disrupt homeostasis.

In brief: Can weaken the heart

If the blockage results in a heart attack, the heart muscle can get damaged and not contract as hard.
That would definitely disrupt homeostasis.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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