Coronary Artery Disease

by Joseph Alpert, MD

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    The lecture Coronary Artery Disease by Joseph Alpert, MD is from the course Introduction to Cardiac Diseases. It contains the following chapters:

    • Plaque
    • Acute Coronary Syndrome
    • Six Areas of Consensus
    • Four Areas of Controversy

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    1. Cirrhosis of the liver
    2. Elevated blood cholesterol
    3. Cigarette smoking
    4. Diabetes mellitus
    5. Hypertension (high blood pressure)
    1. High levels of HDL cholesterol can cause coronary artery disease.
    2. Obese individuals often have elevated blood pressure.
    3. Diabetics often develop coronary artery disease.
    4. Myocardial infarction occurs in patients with coronary disease.
    5. Statin drugs are effective therapy for patients with coronary artery disease.
    1. Sudden death
    2. Gastrointestinal bleeding
    3. Dehydration
    4. Diarrhea
    5. Pneumonia
    1. Blood transfusion
    2. Statin drugs
    3. Coronary bypass surgery
    4. Coronary arterial angioplasty
    5. Anti-hypertensive drugs
    1. CAD patients often have mitral stenosis.
    2. Statin drugs decrease the death rate in patients with CAD.
    3. Cigarette smoking is a major risk factor for CAD.
    4. Sudden death is a feared complication of CAD.
    5. Myocardial infarction is much less likely to be fatal compared with 50 years ago.

    Author of lecture Coronary Artery Disease

     Joseph Alpert, MD

    Joseph Alpert, MD

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