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

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These are the classic features of angina, a symptom of an underlying heart problem such as coronary heart disease that can crop up when your heart isn’t getting enough oxygen-rich blood, according to the NHLBI. Cassie Shortsleeve, SELF, "Is Your Chest Pain Physical or Mental?," 14 Nov. 2018 By the 1940s, coronary heart disease was the leading cause of death in the United States. Jamie Lauren Keiles, Vox, "How low-fat dairy came to rule the US — and why that’s changing.," 20 Dec. 2018 Eating lots of these heart-healthy fats can lower your risk of coronary heart disease and improve your cholesterol. 4. Tehrene Firman, Good Housekeeping, "10 Things You Should Know About Açaí Berries, Nature's "Purple Gold"," 23 July 2018 The unmarried also had a 43 percent increased likelihood of coronary heart disease death and a 55 percent increased risk for death from stroke. Nicholas Bakalar, New York Times, "Marriage May Be Good for Your Heart," 29 June 2018 Once an oxygen-rich blood flow is reestablished to the heart muscle, patients with coronary heart disease can experience less chest pain, achieve a better quality of life and reduce the risk of heart attack. Erin Blakemore, Washington Post, "Once scary, heart bypass surgery has become common and safer," 6 Mar. 2018 Consuming high amounts of artificial trans fat increases your risk of coronary heart disease. Shauna Downs, Philly.com, "FDA's new ban on trans fats could prevent 20,000 heart attacks annually," 13 June 2018 The Million Women Study conducted in Britain demonstrated a direct link between the development of coronary heart disease and an increase in waist circumference over a 20-year period. New York Times, "The Dangers of Belly Fat," 11 June 2018 Twin studies give us statistics on the genetic risks of diseases such as diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke or cancer. Ruth O. Selig, Washington Post, "Years ago when my twin got breast cancer I took drastic action and am grateful I did," 28 May 2018

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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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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