Risk factors of Heart Attack

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    A heart attack is most often caused by narrowing of the arteries by cholesterol plaque and their subsequent rupture. This is known as atherosclerotic heart disease (AHSD) or coronary artery disease (CAD). The risk factors for AHSD are the same as those for stroke (cerebrovascular disease) or peripheral vascular disease. These risk factors include: a family history or heredity, cigarette smoking, high blood pressure; high cholesterol and diabetes.
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