Early signs of coronary artery disease may also lead to heart attack, says new study
Results generated from an all new study show that early signs of coronary artery disease increase the risk of heart attack as well as an early death. The study has warned everyone to be conscious of the consequences in case they experience non-obstructive coronary artery disease.
The research was done by the US Department of Veteran's Affairs. They found that non-obstructive coronary artery disease significantly increased the risk of heart attack and death. This simply means that there is no level of coronary arterial disease that can be said as mild or okay.
Dr. David Friedman, the chief of heart failure services at North Shore-LIJ's Franklin Hospital, in Valley Stream, New York stated that this is a warning to avoid heart failure in the future.
He said, "Coronary artery disease found in any form needs to be aggressively treated with well-tolerated and useful medical and procedural treatments". He further added that, "Better natural and lifestyle approaches, as well as patient health behavioral choices, need to be strongly encouraged to lower the chances of heart attack".
For this research, Friedman and his team studied a data of more than 37,000 US veterans who were diagnosed with non-obstructive coronary artery disease. They analyzed this data and concluded that all the people who had non-obstructive coronary artery disease were about 2 to 4.5 times more likely to suffer heart attack than those who never had one.
According to Dr. Thomas Maddox of VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, the results generated by this study, of which he is one of the authors, indicate towards the fact that even if the blood vessels are not blocked, the risk of heart attack is still high.
All the results related to this study have been published in the journal of the American Medical Association.
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