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ischemic heart disease vs coronary artery disease

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
42 years experience Cardiology
Synonyms: They are the same.

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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Henson
31 years experience Cardiology
Medical therapy: if one has a tendancy for vascular disease - coronary artery disease being one area we are concerned about - then we have a reasonable set of recommen ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dipesh Pokharel
16 years experience Cardiology
Cause and result: Coronary artery disease (CAD) is presence of cholesterol plaque on arteries supplying the heart. If arteries are not blocked completely by the plaque, ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Same: Basically similar names for the same problem. Each discribes a problem with the circulation of the heart the cornary arteries.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Same thing: These are three names for the same disorder.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart disease: Coronary heart disease is caused by coronary artery disease.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Bowers
32 years experience Internal Medicine
Risk: An individuals risk of coronary artery disease increases significantly when he or she has a first degree relative with cad, particularly if the relati ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Can be: But there are lots of ways to treat it and prevent progression. So do not ignore the symptoms. If you are having chest pain, get help and see a doctor ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
CAD: CAD is the same as pvd, it just is the term for the same disease located in the coronary arteries. The disease is all over the body.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Sort of: Yes it runs in families so if your parents have it you are more likely to also. This is partly because risk factors such as diabetes are also inherite ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Since there are many causes, the answer depends on the cause. For example, if someone is born with a congenital anomaly, correcting the defect may cor ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Leibowitz
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Sometimes: Some people inherit what are called 'dyslipidemias'- which is a fancy way of saying messed up lipids - that cause coronary disease - but what most pe ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
No: No, there is no evidence for that, however, if you have bad gum disease, it is risk factor for cad.( probably from inflammation).
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Yes.: Coronary heart disease can be serious. However, with modern understanding it can be managed. Drugs like Aspirin can reduce heart attack. Additionally ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Depends: Coronary artery disease is the #1 killer of adults in the United States ahead of cancer. Your individual risk of coronary disease is based on your ris ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
34 years experience Cardiology
CAD: Coronary artery disease is defined as obstructive lesions in the coronary arteries that supply the heart muscle . These start as areas of inflammatio ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
No: No.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Freeman
17 years experience Cardiology
Not really: Tia or transient ischemic attack is essential a stroke that resolves quickly ... As such it is cerebrovascular disease which is part of the cardiovasc ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience Cardiology
Coronary disease: Overwhelmingly refers to the process whereby there is progressive deposition of inflammatory atherosclerotic plaque within the vessel wall often leadi ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Cv words: These all refer to cardiovascular particulars. Pectoris = Chest. Atherosclerosis = vascular wall scarring from cholesterol deposit. Coronary artery di ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Chung
26 years experience Cardiology
EAT: Epicardial adipose tissue (eat) which is vat (visceral adipose tissue) on the surface of the heart. Everywhere there is eat, there will be blockage i ... Read More
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