6 doctors weighed in:

How does coronary heart disease develop in a person?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Many things

Many things contribute; some modifiable, others not.
Things you can't change include family history, gender, genetics (although you can test for the latter). Things you can change or at least affect: smoking (stop!), exercise, diet, cholesterol & other biomarkers, diabetes/prediabetes/insulin resistance, blood pressure, inflammation. These things damage vessel walls & lead to plaque formation/chd.

In brief: Many things

Many things contribute; some modifiable, others not.
Things you can't change include family history, gender, genetics (although you can test for the latter). Things you can change or at least affect: smoking (stop!), exercise, diet, cholesterol & other biomarkers, diabetes/prediabetes/insulin resistance, blood pressure, inflammation. These things damage vessel walls & lead to plaque formation/chd.
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Thank
Dr. Daniel Zanger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: CAD

The leading risk factors for CAD are diabetes , hypertension, smoking cholesterol elevation family history age and male gender. Type a personality and stress overall can contrubute.

In brief: CAD

The leading risk factors for CAD are diabetes , hypertension, smoking cholesterol elevation family history age and male gender. Type a personality and stress overall can contrubute.
Dr. Daniel Zanger
Dr. Daniel Zanger
Thank
Read more answers from doctors