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Is coronary artery disease inherited?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Sort of

Yes it runs in families so if your parents have it you are more likely to also.
This is partly because risk factors such as diabetes are also inherited. It is very complicated however, much more so than hair or eye color for instance because there are so many factors to consider.

In brief: Sort of

Yes it runs in families so if your parents have it you are more likely to also.
This is partly because risk factors such as diabetes are also inherited. It is very complicated however, much more so than hair or eye color for instance because there are so many factors to consider.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Human Dominant

Atherosclerosis, an accumulation of white blood cells in the walls of arteries, typically starts in childhood & is primarily driven by lipoproteins (proteins which transport fat in the water outside cells) is dominant human behavior yet typically ignored for decades because it remains asymptomatic until plaque ruptures releases debris, triggers clots & suddenly block blood flow.
Also other issues.

In brief: Human Dominant

Atherosclerosis, an accumulation of white blood cells in the walls of arteries, typically starts in childhood & is primarily driven by lipoproteins (proteins which transport fat in the water outside cells) is dominant human behavior yet typically ignored for decades because it remains asymptomatic until plaque ruptures releases debris, triggers clots & suddenly block blood flow.
Also other issues.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Thank
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