What Causes a Heart Attack?
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What Causes a Heart Attack?

Atherosclerosis is not only a tongue twister; it’s the leading cause of heart attacks worldwide. Understanding how this disease can lead to an attack starts with knowing how your immune system works for and against you. The good news is that thanks to medical advancements, people are living longer and surviving in the face of […]

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Smoking Causes Cancer, Heart Disease, Emphysema
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Smoking Causes Cancer, Heart Disease, Emphysema

Every time you smoke a cigarette, toxic gases pass into your lungs, then into your bloodstream, where they spread to every organ in your body. A cigarette is made using the tobacco leaf, which contains nicotine and a variety of other compounds. As the tobacco and compounds burn, they release thousands of dangerous chemicals, including […]

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Women’s Heart Attack Symptoms

NARRATOR: You might be surprised to learn that heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States, and not surprising, one major sign of heart disease is a heart attack. When it comes to heart attack symptoms, men and women often experience similar feelings. But did you know there are […]

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3 Simple Ways To Prevent Congestive Heart Failure
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3 Simple Ways To Prevent Congestive Heart Failure

When it comes to congestive heart failure self-efficacy is very beneficial. Here are a few ways to help prevent and treat congestive heart failure. Stop smoking Smoking is a bad habit that can lead to congestive heart failure among other things. Even secondhand smoke can put people exposed to it up to 30% more likely […]

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3 Types of Heart Disease | Heart Disease
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3 Types of Heart Disease | Heart Disease

So what are the different types of heart disease? Well, if we take a simple analogy like a house, we can say that the heart is like a house. It has plumbing, and there can be a problem with the arteries and veins. It has a structural element, which are the walls, and there can […]

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What Are the Components of Blood?

Take a guess as to how much blood is in your body right now? Just like a ballpark guess. Think about all the blood in your heart, all the blood in your arteries, veins, and all the smaller blood vessels. Add up all those sources of blood and you get 5 whole liters. That’s about this much! […]

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