Coronary Heart Disease Topic Guide

Heart Disease Heart Disease:

Coronary heart disease is caused by plaque buildup in the artery that provides blood and oxygen to the heart muscle. The plaque can block enough blood going to the heart muscle; causing heart attack, arrhythmia, and other serious and fatal complications. Symptoms of heart disease include:

Risk factors for heart disease can not be prevented. Heart disease can be prevented through diet and other lifestyle changes like exercise and quitting smoking.

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