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Heart

The heart pumps blood around the body to supply tissues with nutrition and oxygen. Find out about how it works and a number of health problems related to the heart.

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Coronary heart disease symptoms

If your coronary arteries become partially blocked, it can cause chest pain (angina). If they become completely blocked, it can cause a heart attack (myocardial infarction). Find out the symptoms.

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Staying healthy when you have a heart condition

It's important to stay healthy if you have a heart condition and you can look after your heart by having a healthy lifestyle.

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Heart attack

Trusted information on heart attacks including what they are, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, prevention, treatments, and living with heart attacks.

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What causes heart failure?

Often there is not one single cause of heart failure. There are a number of conditions that make it more likely that you will develop heart failure. Find out what can cause heart failure.

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Heart transplants

A heart transplant is an operation to replace a damaged heart with a healthy donor heart. Learn about waiting lists and life after a transplant.

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Controlling coronary heart disease

If you are living with coronary heart disease, making healthy lifestyle choices can greatly reduce your risk of further heart problems. Find out more here.

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Causes of a heart attack

If the blood supply to the heart is suddenly interrupted, heart muscles may be damaged and begin to die. Learn about the leading causes of heart attacks.

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Rheumatic heart disease

Rheumatic heart disease is a condition that develops when the body’s heart valves are damaged by rheumatic fever. It is serious, but it’s also entirely preventable.

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Life after a heart attack

Cardiac rehabilitation can help you to recover and resume a normal life as soon as possible after having a heart attack or heart surgery. Find out how to manage after a heart attack.

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Complications of a heart attack

Potential complications arising from a heart attack can vary widely, from mild to life threatening. Find out about complications of a heart attack.

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