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what is diffuse heart disease

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what is diffuse heart disease
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 7 years ago.

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Welcome to Just Answer and thanks for your question. Diffuse in this sense means that it isn't confined to one type of heart disease or to one area of the heart. For instance, there could be coronary artery disease, rhythm irregularities, valve disease in any of the hearrt valves, heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy), and several others. Diffuse heart disease would mean more than one of these through the heart.