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What is the difference between coronary heart disease and chronic heart disease?
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
David Miller
David Miller
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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Broader concept
Coronary heart disease specifically refers to disease in the blood vessels that supply your heart.
Blockages in these vessels can cause angina, or heart attacks. Chronic heart disease is a broader term. It can include coronary disease, congestive heart failure, valve problems and many more.

In brief: Broader concept
Coronary heart disease specifically refers to disease in the blood vessels that supply your heart.
Blockages in these vessels can cause angina, or heart attacks. Chronic heart disease is a broader term. It can include coronary disease, congestive heart failure, valve problems and many more.
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
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