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If you're like most people, you think that heart disease is a problem for others. But heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S. It is also a major cause of disability. There are many different forms of heart disease. The most common cause of heart disease is narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries, the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart itself. This is called coronary artery disease and happens slowly over time. It's the major reason people have heart attacks.

Other kinds of heart problems may happen to the valves in the heart, or the heart may not pump well and cause heart failure. Some people are born with heart disease.

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  1. Heart Valve Diseases (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... birth or caused by infections, heart attacks, or heart disease or damage. The main sign of heart valve disease is an unusual heartbeat sound called a heart ...
  2. Congenital Heart Defects (National Library of Medicine)  
    A congenital heart defect is a problem with the structure of the heart. It is present at birth. Congenital heart defects are the most common type of birth ...
  3. Diabetic Heart Disease (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... pre-diabetes you have an increased risk for heart disease. Diabetic heart disease can be coronary heart disease (CHD), heart failure, and diabetic cardiomyopathy. Diabetes by ...
  4. Heart Disease in Women (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... United States, 1 in 4 women dies from heart disease. The most common cause of heart disease in both men and women is narrowing or ... It's the major reason people have heart attacks. Heart diseases that affect women more than men include Coronary ...
  5. Heart Diseases--Prevention (National Library of Medicine)  
    Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. It is also a major cause of disability. The risk of heart disease increases as you age. You have a greater ...
  6. Cardiac Rehabilitation (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... Angioplasty or coronary artery bypass grafting for coronary heart disease A heart valve repair or replacement A heart transplant or ...
  7. Heart Diseases (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... you're like most people, you think that heart disease is a problem for others. But heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S. ... of disability. There are many different forms of heart disease. The most common cause of heart disease is ...
  8. Heart disease, Coronary heart disease, Coronary artery disease; Arteriosclerotic heart disease; CHD; CAD ... Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death in the United States for men and women. Coronary heart ...
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