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Lola Learns Important Facts About Heart Disease

What is heart disease?

Heart disease develops over many years. It happens when the blood vessels going to the heart get narrow and clogged. A heart attack can happen when these blood vessels are clogged.

Normal artery (normal na artery) and clogged artery (baradong artery)

What are risk factors?

Risk factors are traits and habits that make you more likely to get heart disease. You can do something about some risk factors; others you cannot change.

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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Public Health Service
National Institutes of Health
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
NIH Publication No. 08-6345
June 2008



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