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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Atherosclerosis: Atheroslcerosis is cholesterol build up in arteries. If there is excess cholesterol in enters the artery wall and accumulates over time. ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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