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What is the difference between coronary heart disease and heart disease?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: More specific

Coronary disease refers to the blood vessels specifically supplying the heart.
Narrowing of these vessels can lead to what we call angina. Rupture of plaques in these vessels can cause "heart attacks." heart disease is a more generic term. It can be many different things affecting the many different parts of the heart.

In brief: More specific

Coronary disease refers to the blood vessels specifically supplying the heart.
Narrowing of these vessels can lead to what we call angina. Rupture of plaques in these vessels can cause "heart attacks." heart disease is a more generic term. It can be many different things affecting the many different parts of the heart.
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: See below

Coronary disese, that is disease involving the arteries that supply the heart is one type of heart disease.
Others are valve disease and disease directly involving the heart muscle, hypertension, infections, disease caused by trauma, etc.

In brief: See below

Coronary disese, that is disease involving the arteries that supply the heart is one type of heart disease.
Others are valve disease and disease directly involving the heart muscle, hypertension, infections, disease caused by trauma, etc.
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