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Are heart abnormalities serious?

The seriousness of heart abnormalities varies widely. Some heart abnormalities, such as certain heart valves disorders, are often harmless and present little chance for serious complications. Others, such as coronary artery disease, can lead to extremely deadly complications, such as heart attacks. More people die from coronary artery disease in the United States than from anything else.

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