Heart disease - resources

Resources - heart disease

The following organizations are good resources for information on heart disease:

  • American Heart Association -- www.heart.org
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- www.cdc.gov/heartdisease
Coronary artery blockage

Atherosclerosis is a common disorder of the arteries. Fat, cholesterol, and other substances collect in the walls of arteries. Larger accumulations are called atheromas or plaque and can damage artery walls and block blood flow. Severely restricted blood flow in the heart muscle leads to symptoms such as chest pain.

Prevention of heart disease

Heart disease may be prevented by recommended healthy diet, regular exercise and to stop smoking if you are a smoker. Follow your health care provider's recommendations for treatment and prevention of heart disease.

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