Heart Disease

Every year, about 610,000 people die from heart disease, making it the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US.

Heart disease can refer to a number of different conditions affecting the heart, including coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, and congenital heart defects.

While some forms of heart disease can be genetic or caused by lifestyle choices, others may be the result of an underlying health condition. No matter the cause, heart disease can have a serious impact on quality of life and lead to premature death.

There are a number of risk factors for heart disease, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and smoking.

People with a family history of heart disease are also at an increased risk. Making lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, and quitting smoking, can help reduce the risk of developing heart disease.

In some cases, medication may also be necessary to manage the condition. With proper treatment and lifestyle changes, people with heart disease can still lead long and healthy lives.

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