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What other systems of the body may be affected by coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine

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CAD (Coronary Artery Disease ) effects only the heart muscle (by lowering it's blood supply" but the SAME DISEASE PROCESS generally is also occurring in the general vascular system ( legs and brain) and if the heart fails the kidneys will also be affected.

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In brief: Specifically

CAD (Coronary Artery Disease ) effects only the heart muscle (by lowering it's blood supply" but the SAME DISEASE PROCESS generally is also occurring in the general vascular system ( legs and brain) and if the heart fails the kidneys will also be affected.

Hope this is what you are asking!
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