Medical Dictionary: Coronary Artery Disease


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Coronary Artery Disease: Another name for Coronary heart disease.
Coronary Artery Disease (condition): Disease affecting the heart's arteries (narrowed arteries)

Coronary Artery Disease: Coronary heart disease, the most common form of heart disease, affects the blood vessels (or coronary arteries) of the heart. It causes angina (chest pain) and heart attacks. Women over the age of 40 are more at risk for this disease because heart-related problems tend to increase with age. And, Black women are more likely to die of coronary heart disease than are White women. The good news is that you can do something about preventing this disease. High blood pressure and cholesterol, smoking, obesity, and not being physically active all put you at greater risk for coronary heart disease.1

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1. excerpt from HEART AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: NWHIC

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