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Heart Disease


Heart Disease: Heart disease includes conditions affecting the heart such as coronary heart disease, heart attack, congestive heart failure and congenital heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women. Prevention includes quitting smoking, lowering cholesterol, controlling high blood pressure, maintaining a healthy weight and exercising.
 
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death both in the UK and worldwide. As well as angina (chest pain), the main symptoms of CHD are heart attacks and heart failure. Coronary heart disease is the term that describes what happens when your heart's blood supply is blocked or interrupted by a build-up of fatty substances in the coronary arteries.
 
Heart Attack is a serious medical emergency in which the supply of blood to the heart is suddenly blocked, usually by a blood clot. Lack of blood to the heart can seriously damage the heart muscle.
 
Congenital Heart Disease is a general term for a range of birth defects that affect the normal workings of the heart. The term congenital means the condition is present at birth.

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