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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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There are at least five different types of heart diseases, including rheumatic, ischemic, hypertensive and inflammatory heart disease. Other types of heart diseases include congenital heart disease, cerebrovascular heart... 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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The causes of aortic atherosclerotic disease include high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, high cholesterol contents in the aorta and inflammation diseases such as lupus and arthritis. All these causes damage the thin ... More »

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