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

Examples of coronary heart disease in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the Mayo Clinic, coronary heart disease is a common heart condition that occurs when a person's coronary arteries become filled with cholesterol deposits and plaque. Charlotte Phillipp, Peoplemag, 29 Mar. 2024 Residents across the Calumet Industrial Corridor have a disproportionately higher rate of coronary heart disease and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease compared with the rest of Chicago, according to a study by the nonpartisan Alliance for the Great Lakes. Karina Atkins, Chicago Tribune, 31 Mar. 2023 In the years after the patients' initial reports about their alcohol intake, over 3,100 of them were diagnosed with coronary heart disease. Charlotte Phillipp, Peoplemag, 29 Mar. 2024 Moderate consumption of red wine may also be linked to lower incidence of coronary heart disease. Christian Mysliwiec, Fox News, 5 Mar. 2024 The Seven Countries Study, as it later became known, famously found associations between saturated fats, cholesterol levels and coronary heart disease. Dani Blum, New York Times, 6 Jan. 2023 According to a 2021 review of research, the diet has been shown to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease in women by 29% and stroke by 13%. Katie Mogg, NBC News, 28 Jan. 2024 Also known as insulin resistance syndrome, metabolic syndrome is a group of conditions that can increase your risk of coronary heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Christian Mysliwiec, Fox News, 5 Mar. 2024 It is often seen as a male problem, but coronary heart disease kills more than twice as many women as breast cancer in the United Kingdom each year, said Victoria Taylor, a senior dietitian at the British Heart Foundation, who was not involved in the study. Ellen Francis, Washington Post, 15 Mar. 2023

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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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“Coronary heart disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/coronary%20heart%20disease. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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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