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

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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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 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 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 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 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's the difference between coronary and chronic heart disease?

What's the difference between coronary and chronic heart disease?

Location and time: Coronary heart disease is the arteriosclorotic process afecting the coronary arteries. Chronic heart disease, the word chronic denotes long term. ...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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There: what is the difference between congestive heart failure and coronary artery disease in a diabetic?

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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What is the difference between an atherosclerosis and ischaemic heart disease?

What is the difference between an atherosclerosis and ischaemic heart disease?

General vs in heart: Atherosclerosis means "hardening [or calcification] of the arteries." cholesterol makes "plaque" that often calcifies. When large enough it can cause a decrease in blood flow through the artery, or "ischemia." it can occur in any artery, but when it happens in the arteries of the heart, it is known as 'ischemic heart disease' or atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries. ...Read more

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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 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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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 myocardial infarction and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease?

What is the difference between myocardial infarction and atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease?

See details: A myocardial infarction causes irreversibly damage to the heart muscle. Atherosclerosis is hardening of the arteries but does not imply damage to the heart muscle itself. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between CAD and other heart disease?

What is the relationship between CAD and other heart disease?

Same disease process: Same disease process different locations in the arterial system. ...Read more

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What is the difference between Non obstructive coronary disease and obstructive coronary disease?

What is the difference between Non obstructive coronary disease and obstructive coronary disease?

Obtsructive: coronary disease refers to actual obstructive LESIONS in the coronary circulation and "Non_obstructive "coronary disease" generally refers to ISCHEMIA or REDUCED circulation for what ever reason (eg: ANGINA) Hope this helps DR Z ...Read more

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

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

Degree of blockage: The degree of blockage and symptoms determines whether coronary artery disease is obstructive or not. Generally obstructive coronary artery disease my be associated with chest pain, shortness of breath etc. This is a true emergency. Non-obstructive may or may not have symptoms and may be treated medically. ...Read more

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

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

CHD: Congenital means you are born with it, and is usually a structural defect inside the heart. Coronary disease is a 'clogging' of the coronary arteries which occurs later in life due to a variety of causes. ...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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I want to know what is the difference between coronary heart disease and chronic heart disease?

Similarities : Coronary is of the heart arteries and can be chronic. ( acute might be a heart attack) chronic heart could include coronary, valvular, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, adult congenital in adults. ...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


Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Cardiac (Definition)

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