Coronary Heart Disease: Overview
Coronary Heart Disease is heart disease due to obstructions or narrowing of the major heart arteries. It is also called Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), ischemic heart disease (IHD), or atherosclerotic heart disease. Major heart arteries may have “narrowing of the arteries” from arteriosclerosis (atherosclerosis), which causes reduced blood flow (ischemia) to the heart.
- Heart Disease: Heart Disease, also called Cardiovascular Disease (CVD), refers to any condition of the heart or its major blood vessels. There
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- Arteriosclerosis: Arteriosclerosis is the hardening of the artery wells. In medical terminology, atheroma is the narrowing of the arteries (due to
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- Atherosclerosis: Atherosclerosis is the narrowing and hardening of the arteries. It is related to high cholesterol (and high triglycerides). Strictly speaking
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- Heart: The heart is the main organ of the circulatory system inside the rib cage in the upper chest. Heart symptoms
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