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Are cardiovascular disease and ischemic heart disease the same disease?

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Dr. Robert Binford
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The way i define it is that cardiovascular disease refers to the present of plaque (arterial disease) in the arteries of the heart.
Ischemic heart disease means that the disease in the arteries has now decreased the blood flow to the heart and is affecting how it functions. Ischemic heart disease is a subset of cardiovascular disease.

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The way i define it is that cardiovascular disease refers to the present of plaque (arterial disease) in the arteries of the heart.
Ischemic heart disease means that the disease in the arteries has now decreased the blood flow to the heart and is affecting how it functions. Ischemic heart disease is a subset of cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Robert Binford
Dr. Robert Binford
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Ischemic heart disease fits under the broad umbrella of cardiovascular disease.
Peripheral vascular disease, carotid disease, venous diseases all fit in the broad category.

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Ischemic heart disease fits under the broad umbrella of cardiovascular disease.
Peripheral vascular disease, carotid disease, venous diseases all fit in the broad category.
Dr. Creighton Wright
Dr. Creighton Wright
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