What Is Heart Disease?
Heart disease, sometimes called cardiovascular disease, is a term that covers a wide variety of conditions that make it harder for your heart to perform its life-sustaining function. The most common forms of heart disease include coronary artery disease (CAD), congestive heart failure and stroke. Learn about these conditions, as well as ways to keep your ticker strong for a long, healthy life.
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- Q Why aren’t women equally represented in heart disease research?
- Q What are the dangers of pregnancy if I have BAV disease?
- Q Are PVD and PAD the same?
- Q Does coronary heart disease affect children?
- Q What is a left atrial myxoma?
- Q What are the effects of interrupted aortic arch in babies?
- Q How does my hsCRP level affect my heart?
- Q What is a type B aortic dissection?
- Q How many women in the United States die each year from heart disease?
- Q What are symptoms of aortic dissection?