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What happens when someone gets coronary artery disease?
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Dr. Jon Spiers
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Many changes
Coronary artery disease is essentially the change in blood flow to the heart as the result of narrowing of the coronary arteries.
Some narrowing is tolerated - the body has an amazing ability to compensate - but too much narrowing restricts blood flow too much, causing the heart muscle to be starved for oxygen and nutrients. At its worst, this can lead to muscle death - a heart attack.

In brief: Many changes
Coronary artery disease is essentially the change in blood flow to the heart as the result of narrowing of the coronary arteries.
Some narrowing is tolerated - the body has an amazing ability to compensate - but too much narrowing restricts blood flow too much, causing the heart muscle to be starved for oxygen and nutrients. At its worst, this can lead to muscle death - a heart attack.
Dr. Jon Spiers
Dr. Jon Spiers
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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Clinical Lipidology
In brief: Varies
Some remain asymptomatic and have normal lives.
Others develop angina. Some ar complicated with heart attacks.

In brief: Varies
Some remain asymptomatic and have normal lives.
Others develop angina. Some ar complicated with heart attacks.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Dr. Nassir Azimi
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