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Heart attack: Two lifestyle tips to lower your risk of a heart attack

The leading cause of a heart attack, according to the British Heart Foundation, is coronary heart disease. In order to limit your chances of developing this condition, there are two things you can do.

What is coronary heart disease (CHD)?

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) explained this disease occurs when fatty deposits clog up the coronary arteries.

The coronary arteries supply blood to the heart muscle. When these become clogged with fatty deposits, the arteries become narrow.

This restricts the amount of oxygen that can flow to the heart muscle (known as angina).

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