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What is heart disease?

Understanding 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.

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Types of heart disease

For most types of heart disease, maintaining a healthy lifestyle (healthy eating, physical activity, avoiding tobacco misuse) is a key part of preventing these conditions.

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Learn how to meet the challenges on your road to recovery.

Tools for your recovery from heart disease

  • Common feelings after diagnosis – and how to work through them.

    Common feelings after diagnosis – and how to work through them.

  • What you should know about your condition.

    What you should know about your condition.

  • Learn how to manage your medications.

    Learn how to manage your medications.

  • Find nearby services to support your recovery. 

    Find nearby services to support your recovery. 

  • Self-care tips for caregivers.

    Self-care tips for caregivers.

  • You’re not alone – our online support communities can help.

    You’re not alone – our online support communities can help.

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