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How are coronary and congenital heart disease different?

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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Difference

Congenital heart disease means you are born with it.
Rarely coronary arteries are the main problem, usually it is one of the more common structural deformities. Coronary heart disease is disease of the coronary arteries, generally as a result of lifestyle issues such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, obesity, etc.

In brief: Difference

Congenital heart disease means you are born with it.
Rarely coronary arteries are the main problem, usually it is one of the more common structural deformities. Coronary heart disease is disease of the coronary arteries, generally as a result of lifestyle issues such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, obesity, etc.
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Totally different

Coronary artery disease signifies the development of obstruction in the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart.
The usual cause of obstruction is cholesterol build up (plaques). Congenital heart disease usually refers to structural defects of the heart that occur in utero (in the womb) and often times involves heart structures such as valve and vessels (aorta, pulmonary artery).

In brief: Totally different

Coronary artery disease signifies the development of obstruction in the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart.
The usual cause of obstruction is cholesterol build up (plaques). Congenital heart disease usually refers to structural defects of the heart that occur in utero (in the womb) and often times involves heart structures such as valve and vessels (aorta, pulmonary artery).
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. Mohammed Numan
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Also age

The coronary artery diseases usually occur in later age of life (>50 years) unless familial high cholesterol or other risks (smoking) while congenital heart disease mostly present in the first few years of life (sometimes as early as first month of life) and the treatment for both is different.

In brief: Also age

The coronary artery diseases usually occur in later age of life (>50 years) unless familial high cholesterol or other risks (smoking) while congenital heart disease mostly present in the first few years of life (sometimes as early as first month of life) and the treatment for both is different.
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