Disease caused by the narrowing and hardening of the coronary arteries, which provide the blood supply to the heart. It may produce angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, or death.
A condition in which a coronary artery is clogged by cholesterol and fatty deposits. Clogged arteries may potentially reduce the supply of oxygen-rich blood to the heart muscle and lead to a heart attack (myocardial infarction).
coronary artery disease (also known as ischemic heart disease): a type of heart disease in which the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle become narrowed or blocked by plaque, reducing or stopping the blood flow to the heart muscle, depriving the muscle of needed oxygen. Such blockages may result in angina or a heart attack.
a stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits inside the artery walls that feed the heart
also called coronary heart disease. It is the most common type of heart disease that results from atherosclerosis - the gradual buildup of plaques in the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that bring blood to the heart. This disease develops slowly and silently, over decades. It can go virtually unnoticed until it produces a heart attack.
The is the most common form of heart disease, in which the coronary arteries become narrowed or clogged and cannot supply enough blood to the heart.
also known as coronary heart disease or ischemic heart disease; heart ailments caused by narrowing of the coronary arteries and therefore causing a decreased blood supply to the heart.
Partial or complete blockage of the blood vessels that supply the heart muscle.
Presence of atherosclerosis in the coronary arteries.
The process by which the coronary arteries become narrowed or completely occluded. Ultimately, this is the underlying cause of a heart attack
Condition that causes narrowing of the coronary arteries so blood flow to the heart muscle is reduced.
(also known as "CAD')- narrowing of the coronary arteries due to atherosclerosis which results in decreased blood flow to the heart muscle.
Narrowing of the coronary arteries, usually as a result of atherosclerosis.
a stage of arteriosclerosis involving fatty deposits (atheromas) inside the arterial walls
Usually caused by artherosclerosis, a progressive condition which reduces blood flow to the heart.
A disease in which there is a gradual buildup of fatty deposits in the arteries circling the heart. Commonly called atherosclerosis ("hardening of the arteries"), this condition interferes with the bloodâ€(tm)s ability to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the body.
heart disease caused by narrowing of the coronary arteries and resulting in decreased blood to the heart muscle; also known as coronary heart disease.
Conditions that cause narrowing of the coronary arteries, reducing blood flow to the heart muscle. A type of atherosclerosis.
A potentially fatal disease caused by the narrowing or blockage of one or more coronary arteries, resulting in decreased blood supply to the heart. In the United States, CAD is the No. 1 cause of death in men and women, causing one of every five deaths in 1998.
Thickening of the coronary arteries due to buildup of plaque (fatty deposits); causes narrowing of the arteries so that the supply of blood and oxygen to the heart is restricted or blocked. Smoking is a major risk factor for coronary artery disease.
Coronary artery disease begins when atheroma is deposited within a coronary artery.
The formation of yellowish plagues containing cholesterol, lipid material and lipophages within the coronary arteries which may cause angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, and sudden death.
CAD occurs when the blood vessels become clogged.
Blockage of the coronary arteries (atherosclerosis) which may result in angina or heart attack.
Blockage of the arteries that serve the needs of the heart muscle.
A disease usually caused by atherosclerosis. CAD can cause less blood to be supplied to the heart.
disease of the blood vessels supplying the heart causing narrowing and inadequate blood flow
a chronic condition of blood vessels that supply oxygen and nutrients to the heart muscle. The vessel can become blocked with fatty deposits resulting in reduced blood flow to the heart muscle. Obstructed coronary arteries can cause a heart attack that results in damage to the heart muscle and compromised heart pumping function.
The buildup of fatty materials (also called plaque) inside the coronary arteries. Coronary arteries feed blood and oxygen to the heart muscle. In an area of plaque buildup, the coronary artery is narrowed, and the blood and oxygen supply to this area of the heart muscle is reduced. ( Read more)
Conditions that cause narrowing of the coronary arteries so blood flow to the heart muscle is reduced.
Atherosclerotic disease (plaque and narrowing) affecting the arteries that supply the heart tissue with oxygen. click image for more detail
A build-up of fatty material in the coronary artery that causes narrowing and a decrease in blood flow to the heart. Jump to Top
Conditions that narrow the coronary arteries, reducing blood flow to the heart muscle. Commonly caused by atherosclerosis. Principal cause of heart attack.
blocked or narrowed coronary arteries.
Coronary artery disease is characterized by a narrowing or " stenosis" of the blood vessels to the heart resulting in inadequate blood flow to the heart muscle itself.
Obstructive lesions in the native arteries feeding the heart muscle. CAD is due to progressive buildup of cholesterol, lipids (fat) and reactive inflammatory tissue in the middle layer of the coronary artery wall. As the plaque builds in size, the blood flow channel of that artery is progressively blocked. The disease is chronic and progressive. Sudden closure of an obstructed vessel can damage the heart supplied by the disease artery, causing an acute heart attack
chronic condition in which a clogged artery prevents the heart from receiving sufficient blood.
Disease affecting the coronary arteries that surround the heart and supply blood to the heart muscle. CAD occurs when the lumen of the coronary arteries becomes narrowed with plaque deposits (a buildup of cholesterol and other fats, calcium and elements carried in the blood).
Blockage of one or more coronary arteries that may result in poor blood flow to the myocardium. CAD is a leading cause of heart failure.
a condition where the coronary arteries are narrowed due to blockages. This is called coronary heart disase (CHD) when it affects the heart.
Although a number of disease processes other than atherosclerosis can involve coronary arteries, in this guideline the term CAD refers to the atherosclerotic narrowing of the major epicardial coronary arteries.
Disease characterized by atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries; may cause angina pectoris and myocardial infarction; also called CAD.
Narrowing of the arteries that supply the heart (also known as coronary heart disease [CHD] and ischemic heart disease [IHD]). The coronary arteries become blocked by atheromas that form within the walls lining the arteries.
a narrowing of the coronary arteries which prevents adequate blood supply to the myocardium. Narrowing is usually caused by atherosclerosis, and may progress to the point where the heart muscle is damaged due to lack of blood supply.
Also called Heart Disease or Atherosclerosis. This term is used to describe the gradual narrowing of the coronary arteries from the accumulation of plaque in the arterial wall. This leads to a reduction of blood flow to the heart muscle and may result in symptoms ( angina). Not all patients experience symptoms of CAD. However, if left untreated, CAD eventually may cause a complete interruption of coronary blood flow, resulting in a heart attack or Myocardial Infarction.
result of the build-up of plaque deposits on the inner lining of the coronary arteries (heart attacks occur in the advanced stage of CAD)
hardening of the heart arteries.
A condition caused by thickening of the walls of the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle. When these arteries become blocked, the heart is deprived of oxygen and can become damaged. Severe cases can result in heart attack.
A condition in which the blood supply to the heart muscle is inadequate because the arteries are narrowed.
A heart ailment caused by narrowing of the coronary arteries and characterized by a decreased blood supply to the heart. Also called ischemic heart disease and coronary heart disease.
Develops when the coronary arteries narrow. If blood flow is restricted to the point where insufficient oxygen reaches the heart muscle, chest pain (angina), heart attack (myocardial infarction), or cardiac arrest may occur. Also synonymous with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease or coronary heart disease.
(CAD) A condition marked by a buildup of fatty plaques that narrows the coronary arteries and reduces the flow of oxygen-rich blood through the heart.
atherosclerosis of the blood vessels and arteries that nourish the heart. For a detailed description, click Coronary Artery Disease.
a build-up of cholesterol or other fatty deposits called plaque that can occur on the inner walls of blood vessels and arteries, which in advanced stages causes restriction or blockage of the blood flow to the heart.
CAD): heart disease (ischemia, infarction, arrhythmias, etc.) due to obstruction of blood flow in the coronary arteries, the main suppliers of oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood to the heart muscle (also called coronary heart disease)
A condition in which the arteries supplying the heart muscle become blocked. The cause of this is unknown, but some risk factors have been identified: hypertension, family history, smoking, diabetes, obesity, diet and stress. J K W X Y Z
A major cause of illness and death, coronary artery disease (CAD) begins when hard cholesterol substances (plaques) are deposited within a coronary artery. See the entire definition of Coronary artery disease
Artery walls become built up with plaque created from fats, cholesterol, etc. Also called heart disease.
disease of the arteries supplying blood for the heart itself. These can become blocked by blood clots (thrombi) preventing the heart from getting enough oxygen and sugar, and causing death of the heart cells supplied by the blocked artery.
Narrowing or blockage of one or more of the coronary arteries resulting in decreased blood supply to the heart .
A condition in which the interior of the arteries of the heart become narrowed, usually by being clogged with plaque.
A narrowing of the inside diameter of arteries that supply the heart with blood which interferes with the blood supply to the heart muscle. .
a narrowing of the inside diameter of arteries that supply the heart with blood. The condition arises from the accumulation of plaque and greatly increases a person's risk of having a heart attack.
mostly refers to subintimal deposition of a theromas in the large and medium-sized arteries serving the heart. The major complications of CAD are angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, and sudden cardiac death.
A process in which the coronary arteries become narrowed or completely occluded, is known as atherosclerosis, often leading to a heart attack.
See ischemic heart disease.
The narrowing of the coronary arteries caused by deposits of cholesterol, fat, and other substances that form plaque.
A condition caused by fat deposits that build up in the arteries around the heart. This narrows the channels where blood flows through (think of squeezing a garden hose to block off the water flow). As a result, the heart muscle gets less oxygen, which causes damage to it.
is a chronic, progressive condition in which a clogged artery prevents the myocardium from receiving enough blood.
Blockage of the arteries leading to the heart.
a disease in which the blood vessels supplying the heart muscle itself become increasingly blocked by atherosclerotic plaque (fatty deposits). This is a major cause of disease and death in populations that consume high-fat diets and take little exercise. Also called coronary heart disease.
Narrowing and hardening (atherosclerosis) of the coronary arteries that reduces the flow of blood to the heart muscle.
A narrowing of the diameter of the coronary arteries. This arises from accumulation of plaque and increases the risk of heart attack.
A condition in which the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle become blocked. Less oxygen-rich blood can flow to the heart, making it weak. Severe cases can result in heart attack.
narrowing of arteries supplying heart muscle with blood from atherosclerosis.
A condition in which cholesterol and fat in the blood build up in clumps known as plaque on the inside walls of arteries. This build-up can restrict the flow of blood and thus of oxygen to the heart. Oxygen starvation of the heart muscle can lead to a heart attack.
A narrowing or blockage of the blood vessels serving the heart, lessening the amount of blood and oxygen that reaches the cardiac muscle. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is normally caused by the gradual build up of arterial plaque known as atherosclerosis.
A disease in which plaque deposits containing cholesterol atherosclerosis and fat globules are formed within the intima and inner media of large and medium-sized arteries.
see coronary heart disease.
The loose term "heart disease" generally refers to coronary artery disease, a condition in which the two arteries feeding the heart narrow enough in spots to reduce or entirely interrupt blood flow.