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What is meant by coronary heart disease?

What is meant by coronary heart disease?

CAD:CHD: Coronaries are the arteries that irrigate the muscle of the heart. An obstruction by a clot or plaque of cholesterol in them will lead to a hear attack. The hear may have other diseases like "valvular disease" ( diseases of the valves), "cardiomyopathy"( disease of the heart muscle). So coronary disease is not the only thing that can affect the heart. ...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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What is meant by arteriosclerotic heart disease?

What is meant by arteriosclerotic heart disease?

Atherosclerotic dis.: Atherosclerotic heart disease is caused by the hardening and restriction of blood flow through the coronary artery anatomy of the heart, associated with the changes in the artery by the buildup of placque and atheroma fatty deposits in the walls of the artery. The changes in the effected artery cause various diseases of the heart, e.g. Blockage of an artery can cause a heart attack. ...Read more

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What is meant by ischaemic heart disease?

What is meant by ischaemic heart disease?

Not enough blood: Ischemic heart disease is when there is a partial blockage in the coronary arteries (which supply the heart muscle with blood). This blockage reduces the flow of blood to the point where the coronary arteries cannot meet the demand of the heart muscle with enough oxygen-rich blood. ...Read more

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What is meant by pulmonary heart disease?

What is meant by pulmonary heart disease?

Right heart failure?: A few possibilities here. Here's one. Basically, the lungs and heart are somewhat tied together in what they do for the body. If the lungs have a chronic disease process (copd?) it puts stress on the heart. You can get heart failure from this chronic lung disease. Specifically, right heart failure. The "right" just means the right side of heart is affected. ...Read more

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What is meant by congestive heart disease?

What is meant by congestive heart disease?

Poor heart function.: I am asumming you mean congestive heart failure. When the heart muscle is too weak to pump, fluid gets accumulated in the lungs, the legs and under the skin even intraabdominally and even in the scrotum. Pts. Get difficulty to breath and intolerance to physical effort that is progressive, associated to general fatigue. Has multiple causes. ...Read more

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What is coronary heart disease

What is coronary heart disease

Coronary disease: Overwhelmingly refers to the process whereby there is progressive deposition of inflammatory atherosclerotic plaque within the vessel wall often leading to a blood flow restriction risking occlusion with dire consequence;one does not desire this. ...Read more

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What exactly is coronary artery disease or hypertension?

What exactly is coronary artery disease or hypertension?

2 different things.: Hypertension means simply high blood pressure. Blood moving through tight, inflexible pipes (arteries) is under more pressure than more flexible arteries. High blood pressure can lead to a host of diseases such as stroke and coronary artery disease (cad). CAD is clogging of the arteries that directly supply the heart itself which can lead to heart attack. ...Read more

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What exactly is meant by coronary artery spasms?

What exactly is meant by coronary artery spasms?

Coronary spasm: Coronary spasm is basically the artery constricting or clamping down. The coronary artery has a middle layer of muscle fibers that if triggered will constrict. It can occur because of smoking or sometimes randomly. It is most common in women. ...Read more

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What is heart valve disease exactly?

What is heart valve disease exactly?

There are many kinds: Heart valves are structures in the heart that open to let blood pass and then close, for example between beats, to keep blood moving in the right direction. There are many kinds of valve disease, including calcified, narrow or leaky valves. These problems are mostly mild and don't cause problems, but can cause chest pain, breathing trouble, or heart failure, and may need to be treated or fixed. ...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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What is heart disease and how is it caused by cholesteral?

What is heart disease and how is it caused by cholesteral?

Atherosclerosis: Atheroslcerosis is cholesterol build up in arteries. If there is excess cholesterol in enters the artery wall and accumulates over time. ...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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What is coronary artery disease without hypertension?

What is coronary artery disease without hypertension?

Still CAD: Coronary artery disease is when cholesterol builds up in the coronary arteries. Hypertension is simply one of the risk factors. Just like diabetes, smoking, age, gender, postmenopausal, etc.You dont need all of them to have cad. ...Read more

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What is done for mircovascular coronary heart disease?

What is done for mircovascular coronary heart disease?

Medical : Medical therapy. Nitratesand a drug called Ranolazine can be effective. Speak with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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What is cardioid artery disease?

Carotid Art Disease: Your carotid arteries are two large blood vessels in your neck. They supply your brain with blood. If you have carotid artery disease, the arteries become narrow, usually because of atherosclerosis. This is the buildup of cholesterol and other material in an artery. If a blood clot sticks in the narrowed arteries, blood can't reach your brain. This is one of the causes of stroke. ...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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What is cardiovascular disease is coronary artery disease a type of it?

Yes: Cardiovascular disease in general means build up of cholesterol particles inside of the blood vessels supplying the heart (called coronary arteries). ...Read more

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What is an infiltrated heart disease?

What is an infiltrated heart disease?

Infiltrative: An infiltrative heart disease is one like hemochromatosis or sarcoidosis that causing deposition of certain particles in the heart. It can ultimately lead heart failure or even a conduction system disturbance. ...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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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


Dr. Sheila Smith
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more