What Is Arteriosclerotic Heart Disease?

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Definition

Coronary heart disease (CHD) is a narrowing of the small blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart. CHD is also called coronary artery disease.

See also:

  • Angina
  • Heart attack
  • Stress test
  • Unstable angina

Alternative Names

Coronary artery disease; Arteriosclerotic heart disease; CHD; CAD


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Coronary heart disease is usually caused by a condition called atherosclerosis, which occurs when fatty material and other substances form a plaque build-up on...

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