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Heart Health

What is Heart Disease?

Your heart is a muscle that gets energy from blood carrying oxygen and nutrients. Having a constant supply of blood keeps your heart working properly. Most people think of heart disease as one condition. But in fact, heart disease is a group of conditions affecting the structure and functions of the heart and has many root causes. Coronary artery disease, for example, develops when a combination of fatty materials, calcium and scar tissue (called plaque) builds up in the arteries that supply blood to your heart (coronary arteries). The plaque build up narrows the arteries and prevents the heart from getting enough blood.

What Can You Do?

Your best defense is controlling the risk factors, such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, cigarette smoke, stress, inactivity, excessive alcohol consumption, diabetes, obesity and being at a weight that is unhealthy. Visit your family doctor regularly.
For more information, visit the Heart and Stroke Foundation website.

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