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Doctor insights on: Ischemic Heart Disease Vs Coronary Artery Disease

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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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How could they affect coronary artery disease or ischemic heart disease?

How could they affect coronary artery disease or ischemic heart disease?

Medical therapy: If one has a tendancy for vascular disease - coronary artery disease being one area we are concerned about - then we have a reasonable set of recommendations to minimize disease progression, and even cause regression. These recs include: optimal weight, daily exercise, low fat/veg/mediterranean diets, lipid Rx, aspirin. Other medicines like beta blockers or acei inhibitors can be helpful ...Read more

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

They are related: But the technical difference would be related to whether the blockages in the arteries (coronary disease) are causing the heart to get less blood flow and oxygen than it needs to function properly (ischemic disease). You can have coronary disease without ischemia, but other than unusual conditions, it's less likely to have ischemia without coronary disease. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between coronary artery disease, coronary heart disease and ischemic heart disease?

What is the relationship between coronary artery disease, coronary heart disease and ischemic heart disease?

Same: Basically similar names for the same problem. Each discribes a problem with the circulation of the heart the cornary arteries. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between coronary artery disease, coronary heart disease, and ischemic heart disease?

What is the relationship between coronary artery disease, coronary heart disease, and ischemic heart disease?

All related: Ischemic heart disease is caused by coronary artery disease. Some people call coronary artery disease coronary heart disease. When a coronary artery closes up, the heart tissie it supplied may die and that is called a heart attack. The dead heart tissue scars down, when there is a lot of damaged tissue the heart may start failing and that is called ischemic heart disease. ...Read more

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Slight bruit over the left femoral artery may be indicative of atherosclerosis. Why this is a risk factor for ischemic heart disease?

Slight bruit over the left femoral artery may be indicative of atherosclerosis. Why this is a risk factor for ischemic heart disease?

May not be.: Bruits, noise, over a blood vessel, has several causes. A common one is plaque build up and narrowing that produces turbulent flow and noise.
The presence of plaque anywhere is a sign of atherosclerosis. Ischemic heart disease is related to coronary plaque buildup. ...Read more

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How are coronary heart disease and coronary artery disease different?

How are coronary heart disease and coronary artery disease different?

Coronary disease: Same thing. It relates to blood flow through the arteries to the heart. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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How does nifedipine worsen ischemic heart disease?

How does nifedipine worsen ischemic heart disease?

Reflex: It causes a reflex tachycardia if it's not prescribed with a second med to hold down heart rate. Tachycardia (increased heart rate) is harmful when the heart is not receiving adequate circulation (ischemic heart disease). ...Read more

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Is transient ischemic attack a ischemic heart disease?

Is transient ischemic attack a ischemic heart disease?

No: It is an ischemic cerebrovascular disease. However, someone who has one is at much higher risk of having both than someone who has neither. ...Read more

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What are the recommended vitamins and herbs to take for ischemic heart disease?

What are the recommended vitamins and herbs to take for ischemic heart disease?

Magnesium: Magnesium has over 300 functions in humans. One function is muscle relaxation through its opposing effect on calcium (like a calcium channel blocker). The blood vessels feeding the heart are lined by muscle. With magnesium the blood vessels dilate and thus can bring more oxygen to the heart, which relieves ischemia. ...Read more

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What are the differences between an atheroma, atherosclerosis, and ischemic heart disease?

What are the differences between an atheroma, atherosclerosis, and ischemic heart disease?

Definitions: Atherosclerosis descrinbes the pathological process involving the arteries anywhere in the body whereby plaques (usually consisting of inflammatory cells, cholesterol, etc,) form. An atheroma is one of those plaques. Ischemic heart disease describes a condition whereby heart muscle is not recieving adequate oxygen. This is most commonly from atheromas in the coronary arteries. ...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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Do you know what ischemic heart disease is cauused by?

Do you know what ischemic heart disease is cauused by?

Coronary: Artery disease (blockages) which ultimately lead to heart attack ...Read more

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What is the difference between ischemic heart disease and cad?

What is the difference between ischemic heart disease and cad?

CAD: They're essentially the same thing ischemic heart disease means that there is decreased blood flow to an area of the heart most likely due to less blood flow through the coronary arteries-- coronary artery disease. There are other causes of heart disease such as hypertension or infiltrative diseases. ...Read more

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Do specific hla antigens predispose someone to ischemic heart disease?

Yes and no: There is no direct correlation between hla types and the incidence of CAD that I am aware of. However, certain hla types, ie b27, are associated with CAD thought due to chronic inflammation and vascular injury. For instance many chronic autoimmune disease patients have a higher incidence of cad. ...Read more

Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more


Dr. Rick Koch
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Coronary Artery Disease (Definition)

The leading cause of death and disability in adults in the U.S. It develops when lipid (fatty) plaques builds up in the arteries, thereby stopping blood flow to the organ supplied by that artery. If the artery supplies the heart, blockage causes a heart attack. If the blockage is in a brain vessel, the ...Read more