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Know the Risk Factors

Although heart disease risk factors are not actual heart disease causes, they do increase a person's chances of developing it. Risk factors for heart disease include:
 
If a person has risk factors for heart disease, it does not necessarily mean that he or she will get heart disease. Many people with risk factors never develop heart disease, while people with no risk factors can develop it.
 
(Click Heart Disease Risk to calculate your risk for heart disease over the next 10 years.)
 
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