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Is cardiovascular disease the same as heart disease?

Is cardiovascular disease the same as heart disease?

Not entirely...: Cardiovascular disease can involve any of the blood vessels sending blood to the body. One set of these vessels are the coronary arteries that supply the heart. Heart disease can also be caused by other problems not related to the coronary arteries. This includes valve problems. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Werner
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Heart Diseases (Definition)

Heart disease is a condition in which a person has problems within his or her vascular system and heart, which includes both congenital birth defects and problems acquired later. Examples of heart disease include clogging (atherosclerosis) of the coronary (heart) arteries, heart attacks (obstructions of the arteries), damaged heart valves, heart muscle failure, and viral infections of the heart. Some major causes of heart disease include genetics, smoking, hypertension, high ...Read more


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Please tell me what causes cardiovascular disease (heart disease)?

Please tell me what causes cardiovascular disease (heart disease)?

Multiple: Usually genetic, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, high cholesterol or lipids, diet and lack of exercise. Gradual deposition of fat in the arteries and slow formation of atheroma leads to narrowing and blockage. ...Read more

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Is it true that heart disease the same thing as cardiovascular disease?

Is it true that heart disease the same thing as cardiovascular disease?

Not exactly: Cardiovascular includes a lot including some heart disease. Cardiac is heart vascular can be arterial, venous and peripheral vessels. Heart includes coronaries, valves, electrical system. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is heart disease the same thing as cardiovascular disease?

Can you tell me is heart disease the same thing as cardiovascular disease?

Sometimes: The heart is an important part of the cardio (heart) vascular (blood vessel) system. There are some cardiovascular diseases, like diseases of the aorta or other peripheral arteries, that are not really heart disease. ...Read more

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Are cardiovascular disease and ischemic heart disease the same disease?

Are cardiovascular disease and ischemic heart disease the same disease?

Close: The way i define it is that cardiovascular disease refers to the present of plaque (arterial disease) in the arteries of the heart. Ischemic heart disease means that the disease in the arteries has now decreased the blood flow to the heart and is affecting how it functions. Ischemic heart disease is a subset of cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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How to know if cardiovascular disease and ischemic heart disease are the same thing?

How to know if cardiovascular disease and ischemic heart disease are the same thing?

Type: Ischemic heart disease is one type of cardiovascular disease. Cardiac dysfunction secondary to coronary occlusion and infarct or critical pre infarct coronary stenosis. Organic heart disease includes idiopathic cardiomyopathy, amyloid, viral dilated cardiomyopathy secondary to valvular dysfunction. Arteriosclerosis or cardiovascular disease affectsallarteries inthebody.Strokes/heartattack/peripherov. ...Read more

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What are the differences between atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease?

What are the differences between atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease?

Location: coronary heart disease is specific to the coronary arteries. ascvd refers to plaques in arteries throughout the body. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between coronary heart disease, heart disease and cardiovascular disease ?

Is there a difference between coronary heart disease, heart disease and cardiovascular disease ?

A bit..: Coronary heart disease is a subset of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease can involve disease of other blood vessels, including the carotid arteries, aorta, and the peripheral blood vessels particularly of the legs. ...Read more

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What is the medical difference between Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and Coronary Heart Disease, (CHD)?

What is the medical difference between 
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and  Coronary Heart Disease, (CHD)?

Difference: Cardiovascular disease is disease of the heart and blood vessels. Coronary artery disease is disease of the heart arteries. CAD is a CVD, CVD includes CAD but not all CVD is CAD. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the difference between atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease?

They go hand in hand: Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ascvd), or "hardening of the arteries" affects all the arteries in the body. It's related to smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, kidney failure and hereditary factors. Coronary heart disease is atherosclerosis affecting the arteries that supply the heart. It's the leading cause of heart attack (mi). ...Read more

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Cardiovascular (Definition)

Cardiovascular is a general term that refers to all the components of the blood delivery system in the body such as the ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Cardiovascular Diseases (Definition)

Cardiovascular diseases refer to the diseases of the ...Read more