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Risk Factors

A risk factor is any behavior or condition that increases a person's risk for a disease. Because there are so many types of cardiovascular disease, it is not possible to have just one list of risk factors. Instead, the specific risk factors will vary based on the type of cardiovascular disease.
With that being said, a number of the more common types of cardiovascular disease do share certain risk factors. Common risk factors include:


As with the causes, specific symptoms will depend on the specific condition.
(Click Symptoms of Cardiovascular Disease for more information.)
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