What are other names for coronary artery disease?

Few names. Atherosclerotic heart disease, angina, blocked arteries from plaque buildup, acute coronary syndrome.
Ischemic disease. Heart disease, ischemic heart disease, coronary heart disease, atherosclerotic heart disease(ashd).

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Who is responsible for naming coronary artery disease?

Founding fathers - Well -- the knowledge of coronary artery disease has evolved tremendously in the past 100 years -- and each new finding is attributed and probably named by the clinician or scientist whose works is recognized by the clinical/scientific community at the time. Read more...
The cardiologist. I assume you mean who generally makes the diagnosis. The internist or primary care may also make the diagnosis via ekg or stress test. The diffinitive diagnosis of CAD as far as what arteries are involved and how severely they are narrowed is achieved by cardiac catheterization (dye into the arteries) which is performed by a cardiologist. Some are now using ct scan but the accuracy remains in ? Read more...
Giovanni Morgagni? Giovanni morgagni is generally considered the father of anatomical pathology -- and may have been first to name the blood vessels around the heart, "coronary." they sit like a "crown" (latin: "coronarius") upon the heart. Morgagni also described "hardening" of these arteries. Many others, of course, have also contributed to the development of these ideas. Read more...

What is coronary artery disease?

Atherosclerosis. Fatty plaque buildup in the walls of coronary arteries that result in decreased flow of blood to the muscle of your heart is coronary artery disease. Read more...
Atherosclerosis. CAD is atherosclerosis (known to start ~age 7), an accumulation of white blood cells in the walls of the heart arteries, with artery enlargement (protects blood flow for decades) ; subsequent plaque ruptures with debris+clots downstream + local clots which narrow artery opening producing permanent muscle damage, angina, progressive heart muscle weakness ; ?ing arrhythmias. Angio;stress tests miss. Read more...

Is coronary artery disease inherited?

Sort of. Yes it runs in families so if your parents have it you are more likely to also. This is partly because risk factors such as diabetes are also inherited. It is very complicated however, much more so than hair or eye color for instance because there are so many factors to consider. Read more...
Human Dominant . Atherosclerosis, an accumulation of white blood cells in the walls of arteries, typically starts in childhood & is primarily driven by lipoproteins (proteins which transport fat in the water outside cells) is dominant human behavior yet typically ignored for decades because it remains asymptomatic until plaque ruptures releases debris, triggers clots & suddenly block blood flow. Also other issues. Read more...