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Typical causes of heart disease include the formation of plaque in artery walls, smoking, high blood pressure, and irritants such as viruses, bacteria or chemicals. Specific causes vary with the particular heart disease.... More »

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Angina, or chest discomfort that occurs when the heart muscle doesn't receive sufficient oxygen-rich blood, is a common symptom of coronary heart disease in women, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institut... More »

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A list of diseases that can lead to heart disease include diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis, according to Mayo Clinic. Kawasaki disease and high blood pressure can also lead to heart disease, says WebMD, as can ankylosin... More »

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