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what is the difference between coronary and congenital heart disease

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Dr. Thomas Riney
36 years experience Pediatrics
CAD is narrow artery: Chd is a structural abnormality of the heart or surrounding structures.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Chung
26 years experience Cardiology
Yes: The former is an acquired condition while the latter is present at birth.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Totally different: Coronary artery disease signifies the development of obstruction in the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart. The usual cause of obstructi ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Depends: History, physical, echocardiogram, ekg are the early items. Then guidance by your cardiologist. Both are safe and show anatomy.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
See below: Coronary disese, that is disease involving the arteries that supply the heart is one type of heart disease. Others are valve disease and disease direc ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Heart disease: Heart disease refers to any problem primarily involving the heart. This can be acute (comes on suddenly and/or short duration) or chronic (long time c ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
28 years experience Cardiology
CAD: They're essentially the same thing ischemic heart disease means that there is decreased blood flow to an area of the heart most likely due to less blo ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maureen Mays
Specializes in Clinical Lipidology
General vs in heart: Atherosclerosis means "hardening [or calcification] of the arteries." cholesterol makes "plaque" that often calcifies. When large enough it can caus ... Read More
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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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
Symptom, Disease: Angina and angina equivalents are symptoms of cad: coronary artery disease - which is often pooled with other heart aliments and described as heart di ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
28 years experience Cardiology
Age @ time of dx: Premature basically refers to manifestation of coronary disease and/ or it's diagnosis before age 55 in men and pre-menopausal women.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Present at birth: Congenital heart problems are anatomic problems with the heart that are there from birth. Congestive heart failure is a condition where the heart is o ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
CAD CHF: CAD is narrowed arteries of the heart, may cause heart attack, which may cause heart to get weak & not pump well causing heart failure. In heart fail ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Titus Duncan
42 years experience Bariatrics
Increased risk : Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease by accelerating the damage of the vessels in our body, especially the heart. It increases the hardening o ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Same disease process: Same disease process different locations in the arterial system.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
38 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Location and time: Coronary heart disease is the arteriosclorotic process afecting the coronary arteries. Chronic heart disease, the word chronic denotes long term.
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: A myocardial infarction causes irreversibly damage to the heart muscle. Atherosclerosis is hardening of the arteries but does not imply damage to the ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Artuso
39 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Coronary artery disease means the arteries of the heart have partial or complete blockage. Congestive heart failure means the heart musle is weak and ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Blocked artery: Heart attacks are almost always caused by a blockage in one of the arteries that supplies the heart. This stops the flow of blood (and oxygen) to that ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher White
42 years experience Cardiology
No difference: Synonyms.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Delcampo
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Apples vs oranges: Coronary Vasomotor dysfxn has to do with autoreg of blood flow to the heart. This involves sympath / parasympathetic innervation of the heart from the ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
CHF: Congestive heart failure occurs whenever the heart can't manage its job well enough for any reason. Coronary artery disease is just one of many, many ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Angina pain short an: Angina is caused by exretion or strenuous activities or emotional stress and lasts less than 5 minuets and on rest; heart attack causes pain lasting ... Read More

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