|coronary artery disease |
Atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries, which can cause angina pectoris or heart attack. A positive family history, hypertension, smoking, diabetes mellitus, and elevated blood lipids increase the risk of developing coronary artery disease.
Dr. Ornish became famous in the 1990s for showing reversal of coronary artery disease using a very low-fat, near-vegetarian diet.
And of course he could always have coronary artery disease, even though he's a skinny guy.