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  Coronary Heart Disease - MSN Encarta
Coronary Heart Disease, chronic illness in which the coronary arteries, the vessels that supply oxygen-carrying blood to the heart, become narrowed and unable to carry a normal amount of blood.
Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, responsible for about 515,000 deaths each year.
A person who suffers from angina pectoris has coronary arteries that are wide enough to supply blood to the heart during normal activities, but too narrow to deliver sufficient blood and oxygen when extra work is required of the heart.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_1741575718/Coronary_Heart_Disease.html   (1006 words)

  
 MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia: Coronary heart disease
Coronary heart disease (or coronary artery disease) is a narrowing of the small blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart (coronary arteries).
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women.
Heart attack -- In some cases, the first sign of CHD is a heart attack.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/ency/article/007115.htm   (1165 words)

  
 Coronary Heart Disease Facts
This type of heart disease is caused by a narrowing of the coronary arteries that feed the heart.
CHD is the number one killer of both men and women in the U.S. Each year, more than 500,000 Americans die of heart attacks caused by CHD.
CHD is caused by a thickening of the inside walls of the coronary arteries.
healthlink.mcw.edu /article/931375421.html   (1122 words)

  
 Cardiovascular Disease Statistics
Coronary heart disease is caused by atherosclerosis (ath"er-o-skleh-RO'sis), the narrowing of the coronary arteries due to fatty build ups of plaque.
Coronary heart disease caused 479,305 deaths in 2003 and is the single leading cause of death in America today (preliminary).
In 2003, coronary heart disease death rates per 100,000 people were 209.2 for white males and 241.1 for fl males; and 125.1 for white females and 160.3 for fl females (preliminary).
www.americanheart.org /presenter.jhtml?identifier=4478   (402 words)

  
 Coronary Heart Disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Heart attack is the single largest killer of males and females in the developed world.
Studies show that the risk of death from heart disease is much greater for the least-educated than for the most-educated people.
1993 coronary heart disease final mortality: male deaths -- 250,362 (51.1 percent of deaths from coronary heart disease); female deaths -- 239,701 (48.9 percent of deaths from coronary heart disease).
www.fauxpress.com /kimball/med/heart/h2/coronaryd.htm   (527 words)

  
 Coronary heart disease - WrongDiagnosis.com
Coronary heart disease, the most common form of heart disease, affects the blood vessels (or coronary arteries) of the heart.
Coronary heart disease (CHD), also called coronary artery disease (CAD) and atherosclerotic heart disease, is the end result of the accumulation of atheromatous plaques within the walls of the arteries that supply the myocardium (the muscle of the heart).
While the symptoms and signs of coronary heart disease are noted in the advanced state of disease, most individuals with coronary heart disease show no evidence of disease for decades as the disease progresses before the first onset of symptoms, often a "sudden" heart attack, finally arise.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /c/coronary_heart_disease/intro.htm   (1040 words)

  
 CHD Explained   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Heart disease is caused by narrowing of the coronary arteries that feed the heart.
Like any muscle, the heart needs a constant supply of oxygen and nutrients, which are carried to it by the blood in the coronary arteries.
When the coronary arteries become narrowed or clogged by cholesterol and fat deposits--a process called atherosclerosis--and cannot supply enough blood to the heart, the result is coronary heart disease (CHD).
www.nhlbisupport.com /chd1/chdexp.htm   (245 words)

  
 Cardiovascular Diseases - Coronary Heart Disease
The coronary arteries consist of two main arteries: the right and left coronary arteries, and their two branches, the circumflex artery, and the left anterior descending artery.
Since coronary arteries deliver blood to the heart muscle, any coronary artery disorder or disease can have serious implications by reducing the flow of oxygen and nutrients to the heart, which may lead to a heart attack and possibly death.
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is characterized by the accumulation of fatty deposits along the innermost layer of the coronary arteries.
uuhsc.utah.edu /healthinfo/adult/cardiac/coronary.htm   (1024 words)

  
 Coronary Heart Disease Symptoms
Typical chest pain is felt under the sternum and is characterized by a heavy or squeezing feeling, it is precipitated by exertion or emotion, and it is relieved by rest or nitroglycerin.
The heart at this point is weak because of the long-term lack of blood and oxygen, or sometimes from a recent or past heart attack.
If the heart is not pumping enough blood to circulate in the body, shortness of breath may be accompanied by swollen feet and ankles.
www.umm.edu /heart/coronary_heart_disease/symptoms.html   (298 words)

  
 Coronary heart disease
Men tend to die from coronary heart disease at a younger age than women (with death rates amongst males being about the same as those for women who are five years older) (4).
CHD is largely caused by the development of atherosclerosis in the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle (known as the "coronary arteries").
Furthermore, because many of the risk factors for ischaemic heart disease are shared by other diseases or conditions responsible for substantial morbidity and mortality, eg diabetes, stroke, and cancer, reducing the risk factors for CHD will not only result in a reduction in risk of CHD, but also of many other conditions (1).
www.womhealth.org.au /healthjourney/coronaryheartdisease.htm   (3425 words)

  
 Coronary Heart Disease
CHD is the single largest killer in the United States, causing 481,287 deaths in 1995 -nearly 1 in every 5 deaths.
CHD is the leading cause of death for people over 65 years of age and the second leading cause of disability.
However, the death rate for heart disease is nearly 3 times as high as that of breast cancer for both white and fl women.
www.health.state.ny.us /nysdoh/heart/aboutchd.htm   (1514 words)

  
 Coronary heart disease - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As the degree of coronary artery disease progresses, there may be near-complete obstruction of the lumen of the coronary artery, severely restricting the flow of oxygen-carrying blood to the myocardium.
Individuals with this degree of coronary heart disease typically have suffered from one or more myocardial infarctions (heart attacks), and may have signs and symptoms of chronic coronary ischemia, including symptoms of angina at rest and flash pulmonary edema.
CHD is associated with smoking, obesity, hypertension and a chronic sub-clinical lack of vitamin C. A family history of CHD is one of the strongest predictors of CHD.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Coronary_heart_disease   (1754 words)

  
 facts about coronary heart disease
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the most common form of heart disease, the leading cause of death for Americans.
Risk factors that cannot be modified are: age (45 or older for men; 55 or older for women) and a family history of early CHD (a father or brother diagnosed before age 55, or a mother or sister diagnosed with heart disease before age 65).
Sometimes, the first symptom of CHD is a heart attack or cardiac arrest (a sudden, abrupt loss of heart function).
www.seekwellness.com /heart/facts_coronary_disease.htm   (5155 words)

  
 Postgraduate Medicine: Coronary heart disease
At the beginning of that century, heart disease was the fourth leading cause of death, trailing pneumonia and influenza (combined), tuberculosis, and the complex of diarrhea, enteritis, and ulceration of the intestines (3).
Heart disease is common in men in their 30s and 40s but seldom strikes women that age.
Although overall CHD prevalence and mortality rates have been declining during the last two decades, recent statistics from the American Heart Association (1) indicate that, with the aging of the population, the actual number of patients afflicted with CHD will increase.
www.postgradmed.com /issues/1997/08_97/lavie.htm   (2751 words)

  
 What Is Coronary Artery Disease?
Coronary artery disease (CAD) occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle (the coronary arteries) become hardened and narrowed.
Eventually, blood flow to the heart muscle is reduced, and, because blood carries much-needed oxygen, the heart muscle is not able to receive the amount of oxygen it needs.
A heart attack happens when a blood clot develops at the site of plaque in a coronary artery and suddenly cuts off most or all blood supply to that part of the heart muscle.
www.nhlbi.nih.gov /health/dci/Diseases/Cad/CAD_WhatIs.html   (308 words)

  
 Glossary: coronary heart disease
Coronary heart disease is atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries, i.e.
The resulting narrowed passageway decreases or stops the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart, which damages the heart muscles and leads to chest pain, shortness of breath, heart attack, and possibly to death.
Coronary heart disease is the most common form of heart disease in the Western world.
www.greenfacts.org /glossary/abc/coronary-heart-disease.htm   (140 words)

  
 Coronary Heart Disease
Coronary heart disease is the most common form of heart disease.
Coronary heart disease occurs when some of the arteries that carry blood to the heart muscle become narrowed with fatty deposits.
Death rates from coronary heart disease in the UK are among the highest in the world.
www.mamashealth.com /coronary.asp   (444 words)

  
 Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), the most common form of heart disease, is the leading cause of death among both men and women in America today.
According to American Heart Association, over 12 million Americans suffer from CAD and each year, more than 500,000 Americans die of heart attacks caused by this disease.
Also known as ischemic heart disease, CAD occurs when obstructions of the coronary arteries (the small blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart) reduce or stop the flow of blood to the heart, depriving the heart muscle of oxygen.
www.umm.edu /heart/coronary_heart_disease/index.html   (189 words)

  
 Coronary heart disease and African-Americans
Research on coronary heart disease (CHD) has contributed to the decline in cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality that has occurred during the past three decades in the United States.
Available data indicate that the probability of dying from CHD is greater in fl Americans than in white Americans and that there is a higher prevalence of smoking, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) in fls.
Although major advances in therapy for CHD have occurred in recent years, few data are available on the clinical value, effectiveness, and efficacy of newer therapeutic modalities in fls.
www.blackhealthcare.com /BHC/HeartDisease/Description.asp   (714 words)

  
 Coronary Artery Disease - Northwestern Memorial Hospital - Exceptional Care in the Heart of Chicago   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
When the heart vessels are affected, blood flow and oxygen to the heart is decreased.
Atherosclerosis is a disease of the arteries in which fatty...
It is important to recognize that coronary artery disease may progress slowly and can be without symptoms.
www.nmh.org /nmh/heart/coronarydisease/dc/coronaryheartdisease.htm   (330 words)

  
 Coronary Heart Disease
Coronary heart disease (CHD), also called coronary artery disease, affects about 14 million men and women in the United States.
Disease develops when a combination of fatty material, calcium, and scar tissue (plaque) builds up in the arteries that supply the heart with blood.
The heart consists of 4 chambers: an atrium and a ventricle on the right, and an atrium and ventricle on the left.
www.emedicinehealth.com /coronary_heart_disease/article_em.htm   (621 words)

  
 Discovery Health :: Men's Health :: Coronary Heart Disease
Eric Berlin, MD Coronary heart disease, or CHD, refers to the narrowing of the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart.
CHD is a progressive disease that increases the risk of heart attack and sudden death.
Coronary risk factors that increase the risk of CHD are as follows:
health.discovery.com /centers/mens/articles/coronary_heart_disease.html   (506 words)

  
 Heart Disease - Cardiology Articles, Statistics and Information on Heart Disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a chronic disease in which the coronary arteries are hardened and narrowed (atherosclerosis).
When they are diseased, the heart is at risk of not receiving the oxygen-rich blood that it needs in order to function.
Coronary heart disease, or CHD, refers to the narrowing of the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart.
www.mdlinx.com /heartlinx/resource/resource.cfm/coronary_heart_disease   (465 words)

  
 The Physician and Sportsmedicine: Preventing Coronary Heart Disease
Heart disease rates are much lower in premenopausal women than in age-matched men, but after menopause women's rates increase substantially, so that women account for about half of all CHD deaths in the United States (3).
CHD incidence rates were high among men who did not play vigorous sports at study entry, regardless of whether they had played vigorous sports previously.
Plots of cumulative cardiovascular disease mortality, adjusted for study variables, were examined to confirm the validity of the lower cardiovascular mortality rates among men who were more fit and to look for potential bias from inclusion of men with subclinical illness.
www.physsportsmed.com /issues/2001/02_01/lee.htm   (6143 words)

  
 Coronary Heart Disease & Linus Pauling - Heart Health Supplements - Vitamin C
In 1900 heart attacks were almost nonexistent, and most cases of heart disease that did occur were usually the result of an infectious disease (rheumatic fever for example) or congenital heart defects.
Heart disease, however, appears only when these animals are fed a diet that is lacking in adequate amounts of vitamin C. Zookeepers learned the connection between vitamin C and heart health a long time ago.
When their gorillas were fed a diet of early versions of processed “gorilla-chow,” instead of a diet rich in vitamin C from fresh fruits and vegetables, they got sick and developed heart disease.
www.ourhealthcoop.com /pauling.htm   (5541 words)

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