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A 37-year-old male asked:

Is there a difference between coronary heart disease and coronary artery disease and what are the symptoms of each and how can they be tested for?

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Dr. Gregory Roberts
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Same: Heart disease & coronary disease are the same. Fried foods, saturated fats, trams fats, sedentary lifestyle, tobacco use (not marijuana per se), diabetes, hypertension and, distantly, family Hx all collude to create atherosclerosis.
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How do coronary artery spasms relate to coronary heart disease?

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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology 24 years experience
Prinzmetal angina.: Spasm can happen in any blood vessel including the coronaries. The inner lining of the arteries have ability to produce a relaxing factor now known to be nitric oxide. However, diseased arteries have dysfunctional inner lining cells that can't make the relaxing factor and thus can present with spasm also known as prinzmetal angina.
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