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What patients are effected by coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Vast Majority

Atherosclerosis (known to start ~age 7), is dominant human behavior yet typically remains asymptomatic for decades because the disease is in the walls & the arteries enlarge, compensating for the disease.
It is plaque ruptures, debris downstream & clots which produce the blood flow obstructions, heart muscle damage & death. Stress tests overwhelmingly miss the disease until after it is advanced.

In brief: Vast Majority

Atherosclerosis (known to start ~age 7), is dominant human behavior yet typically remains asymptomatic for decades because the disease is in the walls & the arteries enlarge, compensating for the disease.
It is plaque ruptures, debris downstream & clots which produce the blood flow obstructions, heart muscle damage & death. Stress tests overwhelmingly miss the disease until after it is advanced.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Dr. Jon Spiers
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Potentially all

Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in the us, and potentially everyone can be affected.
You need to visit with your physician to better address your particular risks.

In brief: Potentially all

Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death in the us, and potentially everyone can be affected.
You need to visit with your physician to better address your particular risks.
Dr. Jon Spiers
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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Any type

Coronary artery disease can affect patients as young as 18 or as old as 100 years.
Risk factors include cigarettes, diabetes, hypertension, family history of coronary disease, and elevated cholesterol. The more of these risk factors you have, the earlier in life you are likely to experience the disease.

In brief: Any type

Coronary artery disease can affect patients as young as 18 or as old as 100 years.
Risk factors include cigarettes, diabetes, hypertension, family history of coronary disease, and elevated cholesterol. The more of these risk factors you have, the earlier in life you are likely to experience the disease.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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