coronary heart disease


coronary heart disease

noun

Definition of CORONARY HEART DISEASE

:  a condition and especially one caused by atherosclerosis that reduces blood flow through the coronary arteries to the heart and typically results in chest pain or heart damage —called also coronary artery disease

First Known Use of CORONARY HEART DISEASE

1949

coronary heart disease

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CORONARY HEART DISEASE

coronary heart disease

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Progressive reduction of blood supply to the heart muscle due to narrowing or blocking of a coronary artery (see atherosclerosis). Short-term oxygen deprivation can cause angina pectoris. Long-term, severe oxygen depletion causes a heart attack. Coronary bypass or angioplasty is needed if medication and diet do not control the disease.

Variants of CORONARY HEART DISEASE

coronary heart disease or ischemic heart disease

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