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 +Heart disease is a broad term used to describe a range of diseases that affect your heart. The various diseases that fall under the umbrella of heart disease include diseases of your blood vessels, such as coronary artery disease; heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias);​ heart infections; and heart defects you're born with (congenital heart defects).
  
 +The term "heart disease"​ is often used interchangeably with "​cardiovascular disease."​ Cardiovascular disease generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke. Other heart conditions, such as infections and conditions that affect your heart'​s muscle, valves or beating rhythm, also are considered forms of heart disease. [[http://​www.mayoclinic.com/​health/​heart-disease/​DS01120|Mayo Clinic]] ​
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