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Why do people get hypertension and what is coronary artery disease?

Still CAD. Coronary artery disease is when cholesterol builds up in the coronary arteries. Hypertension is simply one of the risk factors. Just like diabetes, smoking, age, gender, postmenopausal, etc.You dont need all of them to have cad. Read more...

What is coronary artery disease -- hypertension?

Easy one. Coronary artery disease is the build up of atherosclerotic fat plaques in the arteries of the heart. These can partially block blood flow to the heart muscle causing angina or block completely and cause a heart attack. Hypertension is high blood pressure which can be caused by a variety of medical conditions. Read more...

What is coronary artery disease without hypertension?

Still CAD. Coronary artery disease is when cholesterol builds up in the coronary arteries. Hypertension is simply one of the risk factors. Just like diabetes, smoking, age, gender, postmenopausal, etc.You dont need all of them to have cad. Read more...

What exactly is coronary artery disease or hypertension?

2 different things. Hypertension means simply high blood pressure. Blood moving through tight, inflexible pipes (arteries) is under more pressure than more flexible arteries. High blood pressure can lead to a host of diseases such as stroke and coronary artery disease (cad). CAD is clogging of the arteries that directly supply the heart itself which can lead to heart attack. Read more...
Definition. Hypertention is high blood pressure, which has multiple and varied causes. Coronary artery disease is hardening of the arteries to the heart, which can lead to dysfunction or heart attack. It also has multiple and varied causes. You should discuss this with your primary care physician. Read more...

How can you develop coronary artery disease without hypertension? What is the liklihood of contracting coronary artery disease without any hypertension?

Having . Having ideal blood pressure (<120/80 mmhg) goes a long way toward preventing coronary artery disease, but it is only one of several risk factors. Some risk factors cannot be controlled, such as age, gender and genetics. But other things you can do to help prevent atherosclerosis include abstaining from tobacco, controlling your cholesterol, maintaining a healthy body weight, exercising, and minimizing stress. Unfortunately, hypertension is very common and the majority of people develop it at some point in their life as they age. Read more...
Yes. Risk for development of CAD (coronary artery disease) is multi-factorial. Genetics, cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, obesity, sedantary lifestyle, stress, life style choices etc can all contribute as much as hypertension, although hypertension tends to be a common assocaited condition with cad. Read more...