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Who is responsible for naming coronary artery disease?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Good to know. (: Heidi
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Leonardo DaVinci may or may not have described coronary atherosclerosis before Morgagni, but the latter deserves credit. Morgagni's descriptions of hardening of the coronary arteries sound as real today as ever. He autopsied kings and beggars, popes and laborers, and just as today, the impact of lifestyle on coronary risk stands out in his series.
Dr. Michael Fiocco
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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 ?

In brief: 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 ?
Dr. Michael Fiocco
Dr. Michael Fiocco
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
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