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Were you looking for information on Heart Disease? Heart desease is a common misspelling of heart disease.
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States -- for both men and women. More than half a million die from it every year. The most common type is coronary artery disease, which is what most people mean when they use the term "heart disease."
High cholesterol, being overweight, and having high blood pressure are a few of the common risk factors for the condition. However, it typically takes years for symptoms to appear. When symptoms are present, they can include pain or discomfort, shortness of breath, faster heartbeats, and dizziness. While there is no cure, heart disease can often be treated through lifestyle changes (such as losing weight or quitting smoking) and possibly taking certain medications.
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