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Heart disease is one of a number of different diseases which afflict the heart. The most common heart diseases are:

  • Coronary heart disease, the end result of the accumulation of atheromatous plaques within the walls of the arteries that supply the myocardium
  • Ischaemic heart disease, a disease characterized by reduced blood supply to the heart.
  • Cardiovascular disease, a class of diseases that involve the heart and/or blood vessels (arteries and veins).
  • Pulmonary heart disease, a failure of the right side of the heart.

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