coronary heart disease

noun

variants or coronary artery disease or less commonly coronary 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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web To take a closer look at the impact of HDL on coronary heart disease risk, Pamir and her colleagues turned to data from the Reasons for Geographic and Racial Differences in Stroke (REGARDS) study. Linda Carroll, NBC News, 21 Nov. 2022 Well, one of the major risk factors for coronary heart disease is a sedentary lifestyle. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 26 May 2022 The study also revealed an association between drinking multiple cups of tea and a lower risk of coronary heart disease and stroke. Aria Bendix, NBC News, 17 Sep. 2022 Additionally, elderly people on the island tend to be less likely to develop diseases like coronary heart disease, strokes, or cancer. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 8 Aug. 2022 The risks sedentary lifestyles bring One in eight men and one in 15 women die from coronary heart disease. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 26 May 2022 In a report obtained by PEOPLE, Florida's Broward County Medical Examiner said Bruce died on April 28 of acute myocardial infarction due to coronary heart disease. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, 22 July 2022 When overlaying the redlined areas, only two grade A census tracts in the Cleveland area reported a high prevalence of coronary heart disease, stroke, or chronic kidney disease -- about 6.9%. Gretchen Cuda Kroen, cleveland, 14 July 2022 In 1971 Marmot pivoted to research, pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley, to study coronary heart disease (CHD). Julia Hotz, Scientific American, 14 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coronary heart disease was in 1888

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Cite this Entry

“Coronary heart disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coronary%20heart%20disease. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

coronary heart disease

noun

: a condition (as coronary thrombosis) that reduces the blood flow through the coronary arteries to the heart

called also coronary artery disease

Medical Definition

coronary heart disease

noun

variants or coronary artery disease also coronary 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
The fatty acids called triglycerides significantly contribute to the progression of coronary artery disease, researchers have found. The New York Times
… 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

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