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Do lots of people get coronary artery disease, or is it unusual?
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: Common
Unless you die from an accident or truma, if you die of natural causes, the most common cause of death are cardiac event or stroke or cancer.
Heart attacks and strokes are secondary to arteriosclerosis. Dying during sleep when you are 100 y/o still a cardiac event or a stroke. Of about 3000 autopsies done on young soldiers, approx. 20% already showed signs of early arteriosclerosis.

In brief: Common
Unless you die from an accident or truma, if you die of natural causes, the most common cause of death are cardiac event or stroke or cancer.
Heart attacks and strokes are secondary to arteriosclerosis. Dying during sleep when you are 100 y/o still a cardiac event or a stroke. Of about 3000 autopsies done on young soldiers, approx. 20% already showed signs of early arteriosclerosis.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Preventive Medicine
In brief: Dominant Behavior
Atherosclerosis, artery ds: the underlying mechanism, typically begins at ~age 7yrs & is human dominant behavior, yet remains asymptomatic for decades because it is in the wall of the arteries, not the opening.
As disease progresses, mostly within the convex inner curves, the artery wall thickens, enlarges & opening/lumen remains unchanged. Plaque rupture induced clots create the sudden "events”.

In brief: Dominant Behavior
Atherosclerosis, artery ds: the underlying mechanism, typically begins at ~age 7yrs & is human dominant behavior, yet remains asymptomatic for decades because it is in the wall of the arteries, not the opening.
As disease progresses, mostly within the convex inner curves, the artery wall thickens, enlarges & opening/lumen remains unchanged. Plaque rupture induced clots create the sudden "events”.
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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