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What is atherosclerotic coronary artery ?

my brother recently died and they said that was the cause. he had been complaining of his chest hurting 2 months before he died but doctors said it was just asthma . can you get the two confused or is there a way of early detection/? is it hereditary or genetic ?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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That is plaque formation in the artery and it causes a narrowing or blockage. This is what causes a heart attack. No you don't usually get the two confused but I don't know what your brother was telling the doctor. I am sorry for your loss.
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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