Coronary Disease Prognosis

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There are almost 7 million Americans in the United States that suffer from Coronary Artery Disease today. The prognosis for many of these patients depends upon the major therapeutic option of medical management that they choose to receive, the most essential variables that predict the prognosis and likelihood for future events are the extent and severity of the disease at the time of diagnosis. Basically, this translates to mean that the more abnormal the scans and tests are, the higher the prognosis is going to be for future coronary events to occur and therefore the higher the prognosis is going to be for a shorter life span, the lower the progression of the disease the higher the chance is going to be for a longer life span for the patient. A higher risk patient is going to be one with extensive defects from the disease, a patient with little to no defects is going to be low risk, and those with limited defects are going to be at a more intermediate risk. Whether it is because of their familial history of the disease or because of risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or obesity really does not matter considerably because many of the 500,000 deaths that occur from this disease could be prevented if more of the risk factors were prevented. This disease is the number one killer of both men and women older than 65 years of age because coronary artery disease in contracted as a result from the narrowing of the coronary arteries that feed the heart, and when those arteries become clogged and cannot supply enough blood, oxygen and nutrients in the coronary arteries, people develop chest pains, also more commonly known as angina which is a secondary condition of having Coronary Artery Disease. . These t... ... middle of paper ... ...ital if you have symptoms such as dizziness, fatigue, chest pain, or heartburn it is essential that you get to a hospital immediately, just to make sure that you can get the treatment that you need so you and your family do not have to experience a myocardial infraction. Even though coronary artery disease usually affects persons over age 60, the disease can still be seen in people who are much younger for various reasons. The diagnosis of coronary artery disease remains the number one cause of hospitalization and death in the adult population in the United States today, but with the proper treatments, knowing the risk factors of coronary artery disease and medical technology such as stents, coronary endocartomy, and coronary bypass grafting that we have available to us today the prognosis can be positive for many patients and will save more lives than not knowing.
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