heart Disease

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A general term that covers atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, hypertension, rheumatic heart disease, and congenital heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, and it is to a considerable extent preventable. Modern multispecialty clinics and hospitals often have specialized staff to deal with each aspect, and with age-related problems, so there are pediatric cardiologists, specialized vascular surgeons, cardiothoracic surgeons, etc.

Subjects: United States History — Public Health and Epidemiology.

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