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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