what causes heart attacks

What Is Heart Disease?

We hear the term frequently but may not fully understand it: What is heart disease? Yet there is no simple way to define it, however, because it’s actually a broad term that refers to many conditions that affect the heart or your blood vessels. Among the types of cardiovascular diseases … Read More

What Causes Heart Attacks—and How to Prevent Them

What causes heart attacks is the stoppage of blood flow through a coronary artery. The heart muscle that normally keeps pumping blood out to the body and the lungs becomes starved for oxygen. Without a steady supply of oxygenated blood, heart muscle tissue becomes damaged. If blood flow remains blocked … Read More

What Is Congestive Heart Failure?

You may have heard the phrase "congestive heart failure" used interchangeably with "heart failure." That’s because the symptoms of heart failure usually involve congestion throughout the body. Less blood being constantly circulated means less excess fluid being filtered by the kidneys into urine. That additional fluid is known as congestion, … Read More

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