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Heart Disease Center

June 10, 2008 - 7:30am
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  General Overview

Heart disease is a leading cause of death in the United States. There are many different types of heart disease—some are congenital (people are born with them) and others develop over the course of time and affect people later in life.

Read our in-depth reports on various types of heart disease:
  Diagnostic and Surgical Procedures
  Preventing Heart Disease
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When bacteria from your gums get into your blood, it can spell trouble for your heart. How can you protect your gums and your heart from disease?

]]>Tips for reducing stress in your life]]>

Many people feel stress often; some even feel it as a part of their daily lives. Stress has been implicated as a possible cause of—or at least exacerbating some of the symptoms of—numerous conditions, including coronary artery disease.

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New studies indicate that, because diabetes can cause damage to the heart and blood vessels, controlling cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors is equally important as controlling blood glucose.

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Quitting smoking is one of the most daunting challenges you'll face in your life. It's an addiction that is both physical and psychological, but quitting smoking can be done.

  Preventing Heart Disease (Continued)

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Being overweight is closely linked to many very serious health conditions, most particularly risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Fortunately, even modest reductions in weight can help improve these conditions.

  Heart Disease Videos and Animations
  Special Topics

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Learn what sudden cardiac arrest is, what the causes are, and why young athletes are at risk.

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It seems that science keeps discovering ways by which men and women can increase or decrease their odds in cardiac roulette. What do you need to know?

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  True or False?
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"Chocolate is good for you” sounds like an obvious entry in the “too good to be true” hall of fame. But a significant body of evidence supports this statement. So chocolate lovers can indulge their cravings—to a point—without too much guilt.

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  Natural and Alternative Treatments (By Condition)

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