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What is heart disease

Types of heart disease

Heart disease refers to what is really a group of conditions that affect the structure and functions of the heart and has many root causes. For most types, maintaining a healthy lifestyle (healthy eating, physical activity, avoiding tobacco misuse) is a key part of preventing these conditions.

 

How a healthy heart works

Your heart is a muscle and its job is to pump blood around the body. Your heart pumps blood through a network of arteries and veins.

 

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