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What patients get coronary heart disease?

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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Many

Many different risk factors can lead to cad-some changeable, others not.
Examples you can do something about include: smoking/tobacco, diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol (& related) abnormalities, lack of exercise, obesity. Risks you can't change: family history, genetics, gender. Many people can get it-even those who don't "look" like they should, so get regular, thorough, proactive evals.

In brief: Many

Many different risk factors can lead to cad-some changeable, others not.
Examples you can do something about include: smoking/tobacco, diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol (& related) abnormalities, lack of exercise, obesity. Risks you can't change: family history, genetics, gender. Many people can get it-even those who don't "look" like they should, so get regular, thorough, proactive evals.
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Dr. Christopher Dowd
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Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
Surgery - Vascular

In brief: Everyone

Elderly, diabetics, hypertensives, smokers, those at genetic risk, hyperlipidemia, sedentary life style, african americans, armenians.

In brief: Everyone

Elderly, diabetics, hypertensives, smokers, those at genetic risk, hyperlipidemia, sedentary life style, african americans, armenians.
Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
Dr. Jonathan Ellichman
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