coronary heart disease


noun

any heart disorder caused by disease of the coronary arteries

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Medical definitions for coronary heart disease

coronary heart disease

n.

A disease of the heart and the coronary arteries that is characterized by atherosclerotic arterial deposits that block blood flow to the heart, causing myocardial infarction.
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