What is the difference between coronary heart disease and coronary atherosclerosis, or are they the same?
Coronary heart disease is the broad term that covers diseases affecting the vessels of the heart. Atherosclerosis as well as arteriosclerosis and artery blockage, arterial inflammation, etc. all fall under coronary heart disease.
Coronary atherosclerosis refers specifically to the thickening or hardening of the arterial wall which leads to narrowing of the vessels and blood flow impairment.
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Lisa Nelson, RD
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