coronary artery disease
- CAD. A disease in which there is a narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries (blood vessels that carry blood and oxygen to the heart). Coronary artery disease is usually caused by atherosclerosis (a build up of fatty material and plaque inside the coronary arteries). The disease may cause chest pain, shortness of breath during exercise, and heart attacks. The risk of coronary artery disease is increased by having a family history of coronary artery disease before age 50, older age, smoking tobacco, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, lack of exercise, and obesity. Also called CAD and coronary heart disease.
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Coronary artery disease — Classification and external resources Micrograph of a coronary artery with the most common form of coronary artery disease (atherosclerosis) and marked luminal narrowing. Masson s trichrome … Wikipedia
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coronary artery disease — noun a stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits (atheromas) inside the arterial walls, thus narrowing the arteries • Syn: ↑atherosclerosis • Derivationally related forms: ↑atherosclerotic (for: ↑atherosclerosis) • Hypernyms: ↑ … Useful english dictionary
coronary-artery disease — noun sclerosis of the arterial walls • Syn: ↑arteriosclerosis, ↑arterial sclerosis, ↑hardening of the arteries, ↑induration of the arteries • Derivationally related forms: ↑arteriosclerotic (for: ↑ … Useful english dictionary
coronary artery disease — noun Any disease caused by the accumulation of fatty deposits in the coronary arteries that supply blood to the myocardium. Syn: coronary heart disease … Wiktionary
coronary artery disease — noun see coronary heart disease … New Collegiate Dictionary
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coronary heart disease — n CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE * * * (CHD) ischemic heart d … Medical dictionary
coronary heart disease — or ischemic heart disease Progressive reduction of blood supply to the heart muscle due to narrowing or blocking of a coronary artery (see atherosclerosis). Short term oxygen deprivation can cause angina pectoris. Long term, severe oxygen… … Universalium
coronary heart disease — A disease in which there is a narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries (blood vessels that carry blood and oxygen to the heart). Coronary heart disease is usually caused by atherosclerosis (a build up of fatty material and plaque inside the … English dictionary of cancer terms