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How do you know if you have heart disease: Know your risks

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

High blood pressure and high cholesterol can cause blockages in blood vessels which could develop into a number of cardiovascular diseases .
Unhealthy lifestyle factors like smoking cigarettes, eating an unhealthy diet, and not getting enough exercise drastically increases your risk of heart disease.
People with diabetes are two to three times more likely to die from heart disease.
This article was reviewed by Steven Reisman, MD, a cardiologist and the director of New York Cardiac Diagnostic Center.
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What causes heart disease? The most common types and risk factors

What causes heart disease? The most common types and risk factors

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

There are many different types of heart disease but they all refer to some type of condition that damages your heart.
Many heart diseases have similar root causes including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, and genetics.
This article was reviewed by Purvi Parwani, MD , cardiologist and director of the Women's Heart Health Clinic at Loma Linda University International Heart Institute .
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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it causes one in every...
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