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How do other illnesses affect cardiovascular disease?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Some medical conditions contribute to cardiovascular disease, while others are the result of it. Medical conditions such as obesity, hypertension, and diabetes increase your risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Other conditions such as heart attack and stroke result from it. Angina or chest pain is a symptom of cardiovascular disease.

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