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Cardiovascular disease: what you should know

Espresso Logo By Renée Henry of Espresso | Slide 1 of 11: Heart disease is an umbrella term that covers a multitude of conditions affecting the heart, including coronary artery disease, heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias), and congenital heart defects. According to Mayo Clinic, cardiovascular disease—a term used interchangeably with “heart disease”—refers to conditions that cause “narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack […] or stroke.” Heart conditions that interfere with your heart’s rhythm, valves, or muscle are also forms of heart disease. The good news is that a healthy lifestyle contributes to the prevention or treatment of heart disease.

Cardiovascular disease: what you should know

Heart disease is an umbrella term that covers a multitude of conditions affecting the heart, including coronary artery disease, heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias), and congenital heart defects. According to Mayo Clinic, cardiovascular disease—a term used interchangeably with “heart disease”—refers to conditions that cause “narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack […] or stroke.” Heart conditions that interfere with your heart’s rhythm, valves, or muscle are also forms of heart disease. The good news is that a healthy lifestyle contributes to the prevention or treatment of heart disease.

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