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A 41-year-old member asked:

How are coronary heart disease and coronary artery disease different?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Heart disease: Coronary heart disease is caused by coronary artery disease.
Dr. Matthew Cooper
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Coronary disease: Same thing. It relates to blood flow through the arteries to 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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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
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
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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