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Heart Health

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If you're like most people, you
think that heart disease is a problem for other folks.
But heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S. It is also a
major cause of disability. There are many different forms of heart
disease. The most common cause of heart disease
is narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries, the blood vessels
that supply blood to
the heart itself. This is called coronary artery disease and
happens slowly over time. It's the major reason people have heart attacks.

Other kinds of heart problems may happen to the valves in
the heart, or the heart may not pump well and cause heart failure. Some people are born with heart disease.


You can help reduce your risk of heart disease by taking steps to control factors that
put you at greater risk:


-- Control your blood pressure

-- Lower your cholesterol

-- Don't smoke

-- Get enough exercise
NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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  2. 2. Overview If youre like most people, you think that heart disease is a problem for other folks. But heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S. It is also ahttp://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=135 1
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  4. 4. Overview the heart itself. This is called coronary artery disease and happens slowly over time. Its the major reason people have heart attacks. Other kinds of heart problems may happen to the valves inhttp://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=135 3
  5. 5. Overview the heart, or the heart may not pump well and cause heart failure. Some people are born with heart disease. You can help reduce your risk of heart disease by taking steps to control factors that put you at greater risk: -- Control your blood pressurehttp://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=135 4
  6. 6. Overview -- Lower your cholesterol -- Dont smoke -- Get enough exercise NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institutehttp://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=135 5
  7. 7. Contents -- Arrhythmia -- Atherosclerosis -- Atrial Fibrillation -- Blood Pressure -- Cardiomyopathyhttp://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=135 6
  8. 8. Contents -- Cholesterol -- Congenital Heart Defects -- Congestive Heart Failure -- COPD -- Coronary Heart Disease -- Heart Attackhttp://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=135 7
  9. 9. Contents -- Heart Disease -- Inflammatory Heart Disase -- Peripheral Vascular Disease -- Strokehttp://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=135 8
  10. 10. Resources -- Cardiac Medications - American Heart Association -- Cardiac Risk Assessment - American Association for Clinical Chemistry -- Electrocardiograms - NHLBIhttp://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=135 9
  11. 11. Resources -- Signs of heart disease - American Heart Association -- Heart and Vascular Diseases - NHLBIhttp://www.fitango.com/categories.php?id=135 10

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