Tuesday, January 27, 2009 dissertation_mad, Community Member, asks

Q: difference between CHD and coronary atherosclerosis

What is the difference between coronary heart disease and coronary atherosclerosis, or are they the same?

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
1/28/09 6:44pm

Hi dissertation_mad,


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.



Check out the link below to learn more details related to heart disease:




All the best,


Lisa Nelson, RD

Lower Cholesterol Naturally

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