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Please help! what is the difference between coronary artery disease & congestive heart failure?

Please help! what is the difference between coronary artery disease & congestive heart failure?

Blocked arteries vs.: Coronary artery disease typically refers to atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries which supply blood to the heart muscle. Atherosclerosis blocks the coronary arteries. Congestive heart failure is heart disease that restricts the heart's ability to deliver oxygen to the body, typically with increased filling pressure of the heart (causing fluid backup, or congestion.). ...Read more

Dr. Rick Koch
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Coronary Artery Disease (Definition)

Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of death and disability in adults in the U.S. It develops when lipid (fatty) plaques builds up in the arteries. Eventually, the plaque can occlude the artery, 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


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Is there a difference between coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure?

Is there a difference between coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure?

Yes: Coronary artery disease means the arteries of the heart have partial or complete blockage. Congestive heart failure means the heart musle is weak and not pumping blood well enough and fluid back up into the lungs. Often patients with congestive heart failure have coronary artery disease, but not always. ...Read more

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What is the difference between congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease or do you have both?

What is the difference between congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease or do you have both?

Different problems: Coronary artery disease is a narrowing of the small blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart. (http://1.Usa.Gov/lrisvf) congestive heart failure is a condition in which the heart can no longer pump enough blood to the rest of the body. (http://1.Usa.Gov/lrirha). ...Read more

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There: what is the difference between congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease in a diabetic?

CHF: Is typically caused by a weakened heart muscle or one that "relaxes" poorly whereas CAD is caused by cholesterol plaques in coronary arteries. Frequently CAD is present with chf. Diabetics are at great risk for getting cad. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the difference between congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease?

Can you tell me the difference between congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease?

Disease vs symptom: Coronary artery disease is cholesterol build up in the coronary arteries. CHF is a symptom complex of shortness of breath . Unable to lay flat . Waking up short of breath and decrease exercize tolerence. It usually occurs when blood backs up in the lungs as a result of the heart not working efficiently. CHF is not a diagnosis as there are many causes and a source should be found. ...Read more

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How are congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease different?

How are congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease different?

CHF: Is typically caused by a weakened heart muscle or one that "relaxes" poorly whereas CAD is caused by cholesterol plaques in coronary arteries. Frequently CAD is present with chf. ...Read more

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What are congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease?

What are congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease?

Overlap: Atherosclerosis develops in our coronaries and can cause damage to heart. Some other diseases damage heart as well! viral, rheumatic, infections etc when enough muscle damage has happened, then heart failure, poor pumping, and congestion will occur- called CHF congestive heart failure. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease?

What is the relationship between congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease?

One leads to another: A heartattack or chronic poor blood flow to heart muscle can make it weak so that it doesn't pump well anymore leading to heart failure or chf. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Shen
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Heart Failure (Definition)

Heart failure is a complex set of conditions in which the heart "fails" to pump a normal amount of blood with each beat. This can be due to poor squeezing function (systolic heart failure) and/or a stiff heart incapable of filling normally (diastolic heart failure). Common symptoms include swelling and trouble breathing, particularly when ...Read more


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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are a type of blood vessels. We can divide blood vessels into 2 categories. Arteries are high pressure vessels which deliver (red) oxygen + blood out into the body. Veins on the other hand or low pressure vessels which return (dark) oxygent - blood from the body ...Read more