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What is Heart Disease?

Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in the United States. Many people just think of a heart attack (myocardial infarction) as the only type of heart disease, but there are several types of heart disease.

Types of heart disease:

  • Atherosclerosis (narrowing and hardening of the arteries)
  • Coronary Artery disease (atherosclerosis of the heart’s arteries)
  • Angina Pectoris (chest pain)
  • Heart Failure (condition where the heart cannot pump effectively)
  • Congenital Heart disorders
  • Valve Disorders
  • Arrhythmias (disorders of the heart’s rhythm)

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