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Heart Disease

The signs of heart disease

The signs of heart disease

Heart attack is the leading killer in the United States, and one-third of its victims die with the disease undiagnosed. Dr. Stephen Pollock, a cardiologist at University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, talks about the best ways to detect, prevent and treat heart disease. Pollock himself had two stents installed to clear blockages after findings from a stress test.

What is heart disease?

Cardiovascular disease or heart disease is a broad term that refers to several different types of issues an individual may have with their heart. A heart attack occurs when the blood flow to a part of the heart is blocked by a blood clot. ... Heart failure occurs when...

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