Heart Disease Expert Forum
Agent Orange exposure
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support regarding heart issues such as: Angina, Angioplasty, Arrhythmia, Bypass Surgery, Cardiomyopathy, Coronary Artery Disease, Defibrillator, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Pacemaker, PAD, Stenosis, Stress Tests.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Avatar universal
Agent Orange exposure
My cardiologist has diagnosied me with Coronary Heart Disease, I was in Vietnam in 1968-1969 and was exposed to spraying of Agent Orange defoliant.  But he said I do not have Ischemic Heart Disease.  The VA has put IHD on the list of diseases caused by exposure to Agent Orange. What is the difference in IHD and CHD?
Discussion is closed
Cancel
1 Answers
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
1687176 tn?1321401609
It's diffiult to say as both are often used interchangeably. However, coronary artery disease indicates that there is narrowing of the coronary vessels from atherosclerosis (an objective findings) while ischemic heart disase is often used more in a clinical context -- and to indicate problems and/or symptoms that arise from having underlying coronary heart disease, such as left ventricular dysfunction, valvuolpathy, angina, or heart failure symptoms.
Discussion is closed
Cancel
A
A
Blank
Request an Appointment
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now