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Heart Disease

Heart Disease Overview

Heart disease describes a variety of disorders and conditions that can affect the heart. The most common type of heart disease is coronary heart disease (CHD), also called coronary artery disease. Heart disease is the No.1 killer of both women and men today but can be prevented. You can reduce your risk of heart disease by making certain lifestyle changes. This site will help you find out if you are at risk and to learn ways to prevent heart disease.

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Last Reviewed: Feb 02, 2005

Rohit Mehta, MD
Former Clinical Instructor of Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University