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Is coronary artery disease also known as arteriosclerosis and myocardial infarction?

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Dr. Ruth Spector
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In brief: Yes and no

Atherosclerosis is narrowing and hardening of the blood vessels.
It occurs in people with high cholesterol , with hypertension and can run in families. Myocardial infarction is a " heart attack" caused by a decreased blood supply to the heart. The most common cause of myocardial infarction is coronary artery disease (atherosclerosis).

In brief: Yes and no

Atherosclerosis is narrowing and hardening of the blood vessels.
It occurs in people with high cholesterol , with hypertension and can run in families. Myocardial infarction is a " heart attack" caused by a decreased blood supply to the heart. The most common cause of myocardial infarction is coronary artery disease (atherosclerosis).
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