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 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 All three were unvaccinated and had underlying health conditions such as coronary heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure, according to officials. Nectar Gan, CNN, 18 Apr. 2022 All participants were free of cancer, coronary heart disease and stroke at the start of the studies and completed dietary questionnaires every four years over a 30-year period. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, 30 Mar. 2022 Additionally, many people with coronary heart disease are more likely to suffer from a stroke. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 26 May 2022 The researchers, the statement said, describe clinical studies linking asthma with conditions such as coronary heart disease, aortic disease, peripheral arterial disease, stroke, heart failure and other cardiac complications. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, 17 May 2022 Avocado intake was analyzed, along with 9,185 coronary heart disease events and 5,290 strokes documented during more than 30 years of follow-up. Mike Snider, USA TODAY, 30 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of coronary heart disease

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of coronary heart disease was in 1888

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27 Jul 2022

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More Definitions for coronary heart disease

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 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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