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Causes and Risk Factors of Heart Disease

Heart disease has different causes depending on the type, and many of the risk factors for heart disease are, to a large extent, under your control. Because heart disease is a general term for a number of different conditions, the cause of your case...

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Evaluating The Cause Of Syncope

A systematic approach to evaluating syncope is the key to a quick, accurate diagnosis. If you have had an episode of syncope (a transient loss of consciousness also referred to as fainting), it is important for you and your doctor to figure out what...

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Medical Causes of Syncope or Fainting

Learn about syncope, or fainting, a common symptom that can be caused by many different medical conditions. Syncope is a temporary loss of consciousness, commonly referred to as fainting, or passing out. It is a fairly common event—a majority of...

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Can Opioids Cause Heart Problems?

Everyone knows that opioids can cause addiction, toxicity, and dangerous overdoses, but the many heart problems opioids cause are less well known. Opioids (or opiates) are a class of drugs that are either made from the opium poppy or are...

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Why Sitting Could Be Hurting Your Heart Health

Prolonged sitting is associated with a worsening of several cardiac risk factors, as well as reduced cardiac outcomes. You are sitting too much. No, seriously. The mere fact that you are reading this article indicates that you are adept at finding...

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When Stress Causes Heart Disease

Emotional stress of certain types and in certain people may contribute to chronic heart disease and trigger acute cardiac crises. A lot of evidence now suggests that, in certain people, certain types of emotional stress can increase the risk of...

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High-Risk Drinking and Heart Problems

If you drink more than the recommended guidelines for low-risk alcohol consumption, you are greatly increasing your risk of cardiovascular problems. If you drink more than the recommended guidelines for low-risk alcohol consumption, you are not only...

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What Is Vasovagal Syncope: Overview and More

Vasovagal (or neurocardiogenic) syncope is the most common cause of transient loss of consciousness. Reviewed by a board-certified cardiologist. Syncope—also known as fainting—is the medical term for a temporary loss of consciousness. Any...

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