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What sort of disease is coronary artery disease?

12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
8 doctors agree

In brief: Atherosclerosis

Atheromatous plaque formation due to cholestrol deposits is the commenst form of coronary artery disease.
It can lead to heart attacks and death.

In brief: Atherosclerosis

Atheromatous plaque formation due to cholestrol deposits is the commenst form of coronary artery disease.
It can lead to heart attacks and death.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Samir Dabbous
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Serious

It means a progressive plaque development in the artery which will ultimately result in sudden obstruction of blood flow and a heart attack.

In brief: Serious

It means a progressive plaque development in the artery which will ultimately result in sudden obstruction of blood flow and a heart attack.
Dr. Samir Dabbous
Dr. Samir Dabbous
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Dr. Matt Malkin
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Artery blockage

Coronary arteries supply the heart with blood.
Cholesterol plaques can build up and narrow the size of these. Angina is chest pain, fatigue or shortness of breath from too little blood flow. These plaques can also break off or allow blood clots to form that can cause total blockage, causing heart attack. Many ways to evaluate. Treat with meds and/or bypass surgery, angioplasty and/or stenting.

In brief: Artery blockage

Coronary arteries supply the heart with blood.
Cholesterol plaques can build up and narrow the size of these. Angina is chest pain, fatigue or shortness of breath from too little blood flow. These plaques can also break off or allow blood clots to form that can cause total blockage, causing heart attack. Many ways to evaluate. Treat with meds and/or bypass surgery, angioplasty and/or stenting.
Dr. Matt Malkin
Dr. Matt Malkin
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