Heart Diseases


MSH: Pathological conditions involving the HEART including its structural and functional abnormalities.,CSP: impairment of health or a condition of abnormal functioning of the heart.,NCI: Any deviation from the normal structure or function of the cardiac system that is manifested by a characteristic set of symptoms and signs. (NCI),MEDLINEPLUS: <p>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 <a href='http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/coronaryarterydisease.html'>coronary artery disease</a> and happens slowly over time. It's the major reason people have <a href='http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/heartattack.html'>heart attacks</a>.</p><p> Other kinds of heart problems

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