What is the importance of asymptomatic coronary artery disease?
Asymptomatic coronary artery disease is as dangerous if not more dangerous than symptomatic one. More dangerous because the person does not get the warning due to pain and there is delay in seeking treatment. Medication are the same for symptomatic and asymptomatic variety. Diabetics are more prone to have asymptomatic coronary artery disease due to diabetic cardioneuropathy which prevents them from perceiving myocardial ischemic pain. Asymptomatic coronary artery disease may be detected on routine evaluation or them may present at a later stage with heart failure.