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What is the difference between angina, coronary artery disease, and heart disease?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 36 years experience
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 disease. Heart disease could potentially encompass other conditions such as congestive heart failure, chf, atrial fibrillation or flutter, af, kinds of cardiomyopathy, bundle branch block, and valve disorders and potentially more.
Dr. ALADIN MARIANO
Thoracic Surgery 49 years experience
In specificity : Angina is chest pain due to diminished blood flow to heart muscle; maybe from constriction or blockage. Coronary disease is abnormality in coronary artery itself . Heart disease is abnormality in any part of the heart.

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A 26-year-old member asked:

How can coronary artery disease affect the heart?

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Dr. Francis Uricchio
Cardiology 38 years experience
Multiple ways: Coronary artery disease can cause symptoms, heart damage, or death. Symptoms include chest pain or shortness of breath. Heart damage is typically do to myocardial infarction (heart attack). Death can be due to heart failure, heart attack, or lethal arrhythmia.

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Last updated Oct 14, 2017

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