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August 2013

Heart Disease and Abnormal Heart Rhythm (Arrhythmia)

An irregular heartbeat is called an arrhythmia, which is not the same as an irregular heart rate. In fact, the two don’t necessarily occur together. A normal heart rate is 50 to 100 beats per minute. Arrhythmias can occur with a normal heart rate, or with heart rates that are slow or rapid. In the United States, more than 850,000 people are hospitalized for
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Heart Attacks and Heart Disease

What Happens During a Heart Attack? The heart muscle requires a constant supply of oxygen-rich blood to nourish it. The coronary arteries provide the heart with this critical blood supply. If you have coronary artery disease, those arteries become narrow and blood cannot flow as well as they should. Fatty matter, calcium, proteins, and inflammatory cells build up within the arteries to form plaques
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