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Sameer A. Sayeed, MD, Cardiology, answeredYes, coronary artery disease can also lead to heart failure and, ultimately, if one has heart failure or heart attack, they can develop blood clots to the brain, stroke, TIA, kidney failure, atrial fibrillation and abnormalities of the heart's electrical system.
Anthony Komaroff, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredCoronary artery disease can independently lead to heart failure, abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), or cardiac arrest. Heart failure occurs when the heart can't pump sufficient blood, producing shortness of breath, fatigue, and fluid accumulation. Arrhythmias can cause palpitations, shortness of breath, and fainting. Cardiac arrest -- when the heart suddenly stops, usually due to an electrical disturbance in the heart -- suspends both consciousness and breathing and is fatal without immediate, appropriate medical care.