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I read a blog post about heart disease. But i'm still not clear - what is it?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Broad term

"heart disease" is a general term for anything that is wrong with the heart and includes problems with clogged arteries, leaky or blocked valves, weak heart muscle with poor pumping, disturbances of the heart's rhythm and many more issues beyond the scope of this 400 character-limited answer.

In brief: Broad term

"heart disease" is a general term for anything that is wrong with the heart and includes problems with clogged arteries, leaky or blocked valves, weak heart muscle with poor pumping, disturbances of the heart's rhythm and many more issues beyond the scope of this 400 character-limited answer.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Bac Nguyen
It is true. Even 40000 characters space is still not adequate to explain heart diseases...some are born, others are acquired, and some just the effect of time..things do wear-out.
Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: To general

Usually refers to athersclerosis of the coronary.
Where cholesterol deposits in the artery. But it could mean many other things. Need to be more specific.

In brief: To general

Usually refers to athersclerosis of the coronary.
Where cholesterol deposits in the artery. But it could mean many other things. Need to be more specific.
Dr. Mark Rasak
Dr. Mark Rasak
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