heart disease


Definition of heart disease 

: an abnormal condition of the heart or of the heart and circulation (such as coronary heart disease, arrhythmia, or heart-valve defect)

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Armando Lacasa, an attorney, lobbyist and former city commissioner whose rise to prominence paralleled the ascent of Miami's Cuban exile community, died Tuesday night in his Pinecrest home after a long battle with heart disease. David Smiley, miamiherald, "Ex-Miami commissioner Armando Lacasa represented exiles, was political commentator," 27 June 2018 People taking certain medicines and people with heart disease also have a higher risk. Trihealth, Cincinnati.com, "Protect yourself from heat-related illness," 25 June 2018 According to the American Heart Association, regular exercise cuts the risk of heart attacks and other cardiovascular events by up to 30 percent among those with heart disease. Ian Haydon, Philly.com, "The best way to get someone to exercise? Pay them, says new Penn study," 14 June 2018 Nearly 84,000 other participants were diagnosed with heart disease in this time period. Susan Scutti, CNN, "An egg a day might reduce your risk of heart disease, study says," 21 May 2018 The findings caught the attention of researchers at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta who had been looking for new and better biomarkers to predict risk of adverse cardiac events in people with heart disease. Stephen S. Hall, Science | AAAS, "What's your risk of kidney disease, heart attack, or diabetes? A single molecule can tell," 19 Apr. 2018 The Olivenhain couple partnered with local nonprofit Resounding Joy to provide free music therapy for children with heart disease. Linda Mcintosh, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Concert benefits music therapy for sick kids," 12 Apr. 2018 Obese people have shorter lives and even those who are just overweight spend more years living with heart disease than individuals who are a healthy weight, a U.S. study suggests. Lisa Rapaport, Fox News, "Obesity tied to shorter life, overweight people more years with heart disease," 26 Mar. 2018 Queen Latifah’s mom, Rita Owens, died Wednesday after a 10-year battle with heart disease, the legendary rapper and actress said in a statement to People magazine. Genetta M. Adams, The Root, "Queen Latifah’s Mom, Rita Owens, Dies After a Long Battle With a Heart Condition," 21 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of heart disease

1830, in the meaning defined above

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Medical Definition of heart disease 

: an abnormal organic condition of the heart or of the heart and circulation

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