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What are risk factors for coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Jon Spiers
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: There are many

There are many risk factors - from gender (men are at higher risk when they are younger, but this changes with age) to other diseases (obesity and diabetes) to cholesterol levels to activity to smoking - and beyond.
The best thing to do is to talk to your doctor about your health - what matters to one person may not matter to you!

In brief: There are many

There are many risk factors - from gender (men are at higher risk when they are younger, but this changes with age) to other diseases (obesity and diabetes) to cholesterol levels to activity to smoking - and beyond.
The best thing to do is to talk to your doctor about your health - what matters to one person may not matter to you!
Dr. Jon Spiers
Dr. Jon Spiers
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Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Several

There several risk factors (CRF) for coronary artery disease, some modifiable and some not.
Non-modifiable crfs include family history (genetics), sex and age. Some modifiable crfs which can be treated with medications or lifestyle changes include smoking, hypertension, diabetes and cholesterol status, particularly LDL or "bad" cholesterol.

In brief: Several

There several risk factors (CRF) for coronary artery disease, some modifiable and some not.
Non-modifiable crfs include family history (genetics), sex and age. Some modifiable crfs which can be treated with medications or lifestyle changes include smoking, hypertension, diabetes and cholesterol status, particularly LDL or "bad" cholesterol.
Dr. Michael Fenster
Dr. Michael Fenster
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