Tag Archives: diseases of the heart

How Heart Disease and Stroke Are Related

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We often hear heart disease and stroke mentioned in the same sentence.  However, it’s not always clear how these two conditions are related.  It may help to understand exactly what a stroke is to understand the relationship.  A stroke is often referred to as a brain attack because it is just as severe and life threatening as a heart attack. This is most often caused by blockage of a blood vessel in the brain that causes blood […]

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Common Causes of Heart Disease

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People are often concerned about heart disease, but many people are unaware of the actual causes of heart disease.  There are several major reasons why someone would develop a heart condition.  Heart disease is the number one killer of people, so it’s important to know the facts about it.  Genetics play a main role in the development of heart disease.  It’s an unfair fact of life that some people eat what they want, smoke, and even avoid […]

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