Heart Disease Does Not Discriminate
Posted: February 24, 2013 at 4:44 a.m.
Tregg Brown likes to run and he works out six to seven days a week. He eats healthy, is in good physical condition and suffers from heart disease.
At A Glance
What Is Heart Disease?
February is American Heart Month.
Heart disease — also called cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease — is a simple term used to describe several problems related to plaque buildup in the walls of the arteries, or atherosclerosis. As the plaque builds up, the arteries narrow, making it more difficult for blood to flow and creating a risk for heart attack or stroke.
Other types of heart disease include heart failure, an irregular heartbeat — or arrhythmia — and heart valve problems.
Source: American Heart Association
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