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What people are at risk for coronary artery disease?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Francis Uricchio
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
5 doctors agree
In brief: 5 risk factors
The 5 major risk factors are cigarettes, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, diabetes mellitus, and family history of coronary artery disease.
The more of these risk factors you have, the higher the risk of coronary artery disease. However, the absence of any of these risk factors is not absolute protection against coronary artery disease.

In brief: 5 risk factors
The 5 major risk factors are cigarettes, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol, diabetes mellitus, and family history of coronary artery disease.
The more of these risk factors you have, the higher the risk of coronary artery disease. However, the absence of any of these risk factors is not absolute protection against coronary artery disease.
Dr. Francis Uricchio
Dr. Francis Uricchio
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Dr. Michael Fiocco
Surgery - Thoracic
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Smokers,diabetics
Also anyone with elevated cholesterol, and especially those with a family history of cad even though smoking has decreased, our lives become more and more sedentary, we rely more on fast food and pre-packaged food, and obesity among our children continues to rise.
We will see an increase in diabetes, hypertension and thus CAD if these trends aren't reversed.

In brief: Smokers,diabetics
Also anyone with elevated cholesterol, and especially those with a family history of cad even though smoking has decreased, our lives become more and more sedentary, we rely more on fast food and pre-packaged food, and obesity among our children continues to rise.
We will see an increase in diabetes, hypertension and thus CAD if these trends aren't reversed.
Dr. Michael Fiocco
Dr. Michael Fiocco
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