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Cardiovascular Disease

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and in New Mexico.
  • Heart disease includes conditions that affect the normal structure and function of the heart and its valves and vessels.
  • When blood flow to the heart is reduced, it causes coronary artery disease, which is a type of heart disease.
  • Coronary artery disease is the chief cause of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), also called heart attack. Learn more about heart disease and heart attack: www.cdc.gov/heartdisease (external site).

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Content updated: Mon, 7 Nov 2016 12:42:16 MST