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CAD Causes

CAD Causes

CAD Causes

There are many causes of coronary artery disease and these are all risk factors for coronary artery disease. They include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, smoking and diabetes, as well as depression, a family history of heart disease, and other rarer auto-immune conditions (also known as rheumatologic conditions.)

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Apu Akkad, MD

Internal Medicine

  • Board certified in Internal Medicine
  • Attending hospital physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Completed residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Southern California Medical Center

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