Comments of Complex Chronic Disease Taxonomy

1.1.2. Coronary Heart Disease and Cardiac Failure

MeSH:Coronary Heart Disease (

Pathological processes of CORONARY ARTERIES that may derive from a congenital abnormality, atherosclerotic, or non-atherosclerotic cause. Year introduced: 2008 (1987)

MeSH:Chronic Cardiac Failure (

A heterogeneous condition in which the heart is unable to pump out sufficient blood to meet the metabolic need of the body. Heart failure can be caused by structural defects, functional abnormalities (VENTRICULAR DYSFUNCTION), or a sudden overload beyond its capacity. Chronic heart failure is more common than acute heart failure which results from sudden insult to cardiac function, such as MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION A. Year introduced: 2008 (1966) 



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