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How is heart disease caused?

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Dr. Christopher Coller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Many causes

Heart disease can be caused by many things such as genetics or a bacterial infection.
Perhaps the most common risk factors are related to lifestyle and thus can be changed. Smoking, excessive alcohol use, obesity, or uncontrolled blood sugars in a diabetic are all important risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

In brief: Many causes

Heart disease can be caused by many things such as genetics or a bacterial infection.
Perhaps the most common risk factors are related to lifestyle and thus can be changed. Smoking, excessive alcohol use, obesity, or uncontrolled blood sugars in a diabetic are all important risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Dr. Christopher Coller
Dr. Christopher Coller
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Many causes

Congenital (born with it), degenerative (old people), infection, tumor, trauma, drugs (licit and illicit), radiation, diabetes, smoking, excessive alcohol (see drugs), and many rare causes.
But the 2 biggest causes are: high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis).

In brief: Many causes

Congenital (born with it), degenerative (old people), infection, tumor, trauma, drugs (licit and illicit), radiation, diabetes, smoking, excessive alcohol (see drugs), and many rare causes.
But the 2 biggest causes are: high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis).
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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