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Heart Diseases

What is heart disease?

Heart disease is a general term that includes many types of heart problems. It's also called cardiovascular disease, which means heart and blood vessel disease.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but there are ways to prevent and manage many types of heart disease.

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  1. Heart Diseases (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is heart disease? Heart disease is a general term that includes many types of heart problems. It's also called cardiovascular disease, which means heart ...
  2. Heart Failure (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is heart failure? Heart failure means that your heart can't pump enough oxygen-rich blood to meet your body's needs. Heart failure doesn' ...
  3. Heart Valve Diseases (National Library of Medicine)  
    What are heart valve diseases? Heart valve disease happens when one or more of your heart valves don't work well. Your heart has four valves: the ...
  4. Congenital Heart Defects (National Library of Medicine)  
    What are congenital heart defects? Congenital heart defects (CHDs) are problems with the structure of the heart. "Congenital" means that that the problems ...
  5. Heart Health Tests (National Library of Medicine)  
    Heart diseases are the number one killer in the U.S. They are also a major cause of disability. If you do have a heart disease, it is important to find it early, ...
  6. Heart Surgery (National Library of Medicine)  
    What is heart surgery? Heart surgery can correct certain heart problems when other treatments haven't worked or can't be used. In some cases, heart surgery may be a medical emergency. For example, ...
  7. How to Prevent Heart Disease (National Library of Medicine)  
    Heart disease is the leading cause of the death in the United States. It is also a ... steps to improve your health and help prevent heart disease. The first step is understanding your risk ...
  8. Coronary Artery Disease (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. It is the leading cause of death ... happens when the arteries that supply blood to heart muscle become hardened and narrowed. This is due ...
  9. Diabetic Heart Disease (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... causes high blood sugar levels. What is diabetic heart disease? Diabetic heart disease is a term for heart disease in people who have diabetes. If you ...
  10. Heart Attack (National Library of Medicine)  
    Each year almost 800,000 Americans have a heart attack. A heart attack happens when blood flow to the heart suddenly becomes blocked. Without the blood coming in, ...
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