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Resources - heart disease

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The following organizations are good resources for information on heart disease:

  • Coronary artery blockage

    Coronary artery blockage - illustration

    Atherosclerosis is a common disorder of the arteries. Fat, cholesterol, and other substances collect in the walls of arteries. Larger accumulations are called atheromas or plaque and can damage artery walls and block blood flow. Severely restricted blood flow in the heart muscle leads to symptoms such as chest pain.

    Coronary artery blockage

    illustration

  • Prevention of heart disease

    Prevention of heart disease - illustration

    Heart disease may be prevented by recommended healthy diet, regular exercise and to stop smoking if you are a smoker. Follow your health care provider's recommendations for treatment and prevention of heart disease.

    Prevention of heart disease

    illustration

    • Coronary artery blockage

      Coronary artery blockage - illustration

      Atherosclerosis is a common disorder of the arteries. Fat, cholesterol, and other substances collect in the walls of arteries. Larger accumulations are called atheromas or plaque and can damage artery walls and block blood flow. Severely restricted blood flow in the heart muscle leads to symptoms such as chest pain.

      Coronary artery blockage

      illustration

    • Prevention of heart disease

      Prevention of heart disease - illustration

      Heart disease may be prevented by recommended healthy diet, regular exercise and to stop smoking if you are a smoker. Follow your health care provider's recommendations for treatment and prevention of heart disease.

      Prevention of heart disease

      illustration

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    Review Date: 10/21/2018

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