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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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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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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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Is coronary artery disease same as heart attack? Or how is it different?

Is coronary artery disease same as heart attack? Or how is it different?

Cause and effect: Coronary artery disease is the buildup of cholesterol and calcium in the vessels leading to the heart. A heart attack is when those arteries are blocked, cutting off blood flow and causing damage. ...Read more

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Is peripheral vascular disease the same thing as hypertension?

Is peripheral vascular disease the same thing as hypertension?

No: Hypertension is abnormally high blood pressure. This can contribute to a different problem- peripheral vascular disease (otherwise known as pad, "hardening of the arteries, " atherosclerosis, and other names). ...Read more

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Are hypertensive and arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease the same thing?

Are hypertensive and arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease the same thing?

Subset of other: The overall process of atherothrombotic cardiovascular disease involves the disease processes in the walls of the blood vessels that cause blockages affecting the dependent organs. If high blood pressure is the dominant cause of the disease (often coronary, kidney, or brain), then it may be termed hypertensive cardiovascular disease. ...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 difference between coronary heart disease and heart disease?

What is the difference between coronary heart disease and heart disease?

More specific: Coronary disease refers to the blood vessels specifically supplying the heart. Narrowing of these vessels can lead to what we call angina. Rupture of plaques in these vessels can cause "heart attacks." heart disease is a more generic term. It can be many different things affecting the many different parts of the heart. ...Read more

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What is the difference between coronary heart disease and chronic heart disease?

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 coming, lasts a long time). Coronary artery disease is where the arteries that feed your heart become diseased and cause the heart to be starved for blood. This chronic problem can have acute elements, like a heart attack. ...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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Is a "heart failure" the same as a "heart attack"?

Is a "heart failure" the same as a "heart attack"?

No: Heart attack is an injury to the heart muscle from compromised blood flow due to blockage in a coronary artery. This may or may not lead to heart failure. Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle is not able to squeeze or contract normally or is stiff and not able to relax normally and its overall pumping function is impaired. Heart attack, high blood pressure and valve problems can cause it. ...Read more

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Cerebrovascular disease is the same as brain damage?

Cerebrovascular disease is the same as brain damage?

Blood vessel disease: Cerebrovascular disease means damage to the blood vessels of the brain, causing a decrease in blood flow to areas of the brain or blockage of blood flow. If blood flow gets too low or the vessel is block, a stroke occurs. It is the same mechanism as cardiovascular disease. ...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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Coronary artery disease is the same as arteriosclerosis and myocardial infarction. True?

Coronary artery disease is the same as arteriosclerosis and myocardial infarction. True?

Arteriosclerosis: Arteriosclerosis is the usual cause for coronary artery disease. Myocardial infarction is usually caused by coronary artery disease(i.e. Arteriosclerosis). They are interrelated but arteriosclerosis is not myocardial infarction but it is the usual cause through coronary arteriosclerosis. ...Read more

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What is the difference between premature coronary heart disease and coronary heart disease?

What is the difference between premature coronary heart disease and coronary heart disease?

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. ...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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Is coronary artery disease the same as arteriosclerosis and myocardial infarction? Please advise!

Is coronary artery disease the same as arteriosclerosis and myocardial infarction? Please advise!

CAD: is the same as arteriosclerosis, though arteriosclerosis can refer to sclerosing (scarring) of any artery, not just those in the heart. A myocardial infarction (commonly called a heart attack) occurs when there is complete cutoff of blood supply to some part of the heart muscles, usually due to underlying coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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)

diseases= a constellation of pathologic processes that affect the ...Read more