coronary heart disease
Medical Definition of coronary heart disease
: a condition and especially one caused by atherosclerosis that reduces the blood flow through the coronary arteries to the heart muscle and typically results in chest pain or heart damage <High blood cholesterol … is an important risk factor for coronary heart disease—the leading cause of death in the United States.—The Journal of the American Medical Association, 22 Sept. 1993> <The fatty acids called triglycerides significantly contribute to the progression of coronary artery disease, researchers have found.—The New York Times, 19 July 1994> <… exercise testing is a safe and relatively simple way to quantitate cardiovascular performance and detect coronary disease when interpreted in conjunction with other clinical findings.—Terry Jopke, The Physician and Sports Medicine, March 1981>
Variants of coronary heart disease
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