coronary heart disease

noun
variants: or coronary artery disease or less commonly coronary disease

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

Examples of coronary heart disease in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Recent research indicates that individuals who regularly ate nuts had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease. Stefani Sassos, Ms, Rdn, Cso, Good Housekeeping, "7 Best Low Sodium Foods for a Healthy Heart, According to a Nutritionist," 23 Apr. 2021 Another study by Drexel University found women going through stress associated with work challenges, social situations and life circumstances are at significantly higher risk for developing coronary heart disease, compared with men. Tracy Brower, Forbes, "Women And The Pandemic: Serious Damage To Work, Health And Home Demands Response," 18 Apr. 2021 Data from previous research showed women, in particular, who work rotating night shifts, may be at risk for coronary heart disease—some statistics reporting a 40% increase risk to women due to job strain alone. Bryan Robinson, Forbes, "Hidden Hazards Of Night Shift Work And Gender On Career Health And Advancement," 11 Apr. 2021 After an ambulance crew was unable to revive him, he was taken to a hospital where he was declared dead of coronary heart disease, complicated by hypertension and sarcoidosis, an inflammatory disease that affects various organs. Washington Post, "The fight over who will pay for Texas blackouts gears up," 21 Feb. 2021 Before the pandemic, coronary heart disease was the county’s leading cause of death. Thuc Nhi Nguyen Staff Writer, Los Angeles Times, "Coronavirus Today: The pandemic one year in," 11 Mar. 2021 Before the pandemic, coronary heart disease was the leading cause of death in L.A. County, causing nearly 11,000 deaths over the last year. Los Angeles Times, "COVID-19 passes heart disease to become L.A. County’s top killer," 11 Mar. 2021 Incorporating oats into your diet can help to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease and battle high cholesterol. David Syrek, chicagotribune.com, "If you fantasize about becoming a morning person, here are 5 great ways to wake up your routine.," 22 Jan. 2021 This past week has been so bad that, according to one calculation from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, Covid-19 was the leading cause of death in the United States, beating out coronary heart disease. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN, "If the United States were my patient: Science cannot rescue us from ourselves," 6 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of coronary heart disease

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Coronary heart disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coronary%20heart%20disease. Accessed 10 May. 2021.

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coronary heart disease

noun
variants: or coronary artery disease also coronary 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

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