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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First Known Use of coronary heart disease

1949


Medical Dictionary

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 Association22 Sept. 1993
  • The fatty acids called triglycerides significantly contribute to the progression of coronary artery disease, researchers have found.
  • The New York Times19 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 JopkeThe Physician and Sports MedicineMarch 1981

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