DISEASES

Disease-gene associations mined from literature

Human genes for coronary heart disease

Coronary heart disease [DOID:3393]

Coronary heart disease is the narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries, usually caused by atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis (sometimes called “hardening” or “clogging” of the arteries) is the buildup of cholesterol and fatty deposits (called plaques) on the inner walls of the arteries. These plaques can restrict blood flow to the heart muscle by physically clogging the artery or by causing abnormal artery tone and function.

Synonyms:  coronary heart disease,  DOID:3393,  coronary heart disorder,  coronary heart syndrome,  CHD (coronary heart disease) ...

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