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What exactly is coronary artery disease or hypertension?

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Dr. Michael Klein
Family Medicine
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In brief: 2 different things.

Hypertension means simply high blood pressure.
Blood moving through tight, inflexible pipes (arteries) is under more pressure than more flexible arteries. High blood pressure can lead to a host of diseases such as stroke and coronary artery disease (cad). CAD is clogging of the arteries that directly supply the heart itself which can lead to heart attack.

In brief: 2 different things.

Hypertension means simply high blood pressure.
Blood moving through tight, inflexible pipes (arteries) is under more pressure than more flexible arteries. High blood pressure can lead to a host of diseases such as stroke and coronary artery disease (cad). CAD is clogging of the arteries that directly supply the heart itself which can lead to heart attack.
Dr. Michael Klein
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Dr. Craig Carter
Surgery - Thoracic

In brief: Definition

Hypertention is high blood pressure, which has multiple and varied causes.
Coronary artery disease is hardening of the arteries to the heart, which can lead to dysfunction or heart attack. It also has multiple and varied causes. You should discuss this with your primary care physician.

In brief: Definition

Hypertention is high blood pressure, which has multiple and varied causes.
Coronary artery disease is hardening of the arteries to the heart, which can lead to dysfunction or heart attack. It also has multiple and varied causes. You should discuss this with your primary care physician.
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