Is coronary heart disease an infectious disease?

UNPROVEN. There has been concern regarding an infectious/inflammatory cause. However studies looking at this have not demonstrated an infectious cause. Inflammation appears to play a role but still a lot of work to be done in this area.
Probably not. Some researchers have studied chlamydophilia sp. (chlamydia) and mycoplasma sp. As possible causes of coronaryartery disease but a link has not been established.
No. No, there is no evidence for that, however, if you have bad gum disease, it is risk factor for cad.( probably from inflammation).
This has not been. Proven. It is however an inflammatory disease.

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Can coronary heart disease be contagious?

No. Coronary heart disease is not an infection so it is not contagious. However, people who live together often have similar lifestyles so a previously health person living with someone who has an unhealthy lifestyle (poor diet, lack of exercise, stress) may also develop coronary heart (artery) disease through detrimental lifestyle changes. Read more...

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...
It refers to any . Disease of the coronaries, whether congenital or acquired. In the usual parlance, it refers to blockage of the coronaries that developed in time although has genetic overtones. Read more...

What are the causes of coronary heart disease?

Several. Many things contribute; some modifiable, others not. Things you can't change include family history, gender, genetics (although you can test for the latter). Things you can change or at least affect: smoking (stop!), exercise, diet, cholesterol & other biomarkers, diabetes/prediabetes/insulin resistance, blood pressure. Remember that often the 1st sign of chd is sudden death-so don't wait! Read more...
Several things. Many things contribute; some modifiable, others not. Things you can't change include family history, gender, genetics (although you can test for the latter). Things you can change or at least affect: smoking (stop!), exercise, diet, cholesterol & other biomarkers, diabetes/prediabetes/insulin resistance, blood pressure. Remember that often the 1st sign of chd is sudden death-so don't wait! Read more...