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The pathogenesis of coronary artery disease occurs over a long period of time, involves many environmental and lifestyle factors, including hypertension, hyperlipaemia, diabetes, tobacco smoking, obesity and family history of atherosclerosis.
To identify the incidence of coronary artery disease in various forms of valve disease in isolation or in combination.
Indeed, elevated future coronary artery disease risk was confined to individuals with recurrent episodes of major depression or those who meet more than the minimum number of diagnostic criteria," they continue.
Patients, aged 65 on average, were defined as having coronary artery disease if they had a stenosis of 50% or more as seen on angiogram.
Scientists have been uncertain about the relative contributions of treatment and basic prevention - preventing the development of the disease rather than its recurrence - to the drop in deaths from coronary artery disease.
This finding suggests that if you would raise the folic acid levels among coronary artery disease patients you could almost eliminate homocysteine levels as a risk factor," says Hopkins.
Surprising new research findings suggest that some herpesviruses play a key role in the development of coronary artery disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.

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