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What increases my risk for unstable angina?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Since unstable angina is often associated with coronary artery disease, anything that increases your risk for CAD increases your risk of angina. Risk factors include cigarette smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, and high cholesterol. If you have a family member with CAD, this also increases your risk. In addition, as you age your risk increases.

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