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EKG

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The Electrocardiogram (ECG) or EKG

"Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of disability. The most common heart disease in the United States is coronary artery disease (C.A.D), which often appears as a heart attack. In 2010, an estimated 785,000 Americans had a new coronary attack, and about 470,000 had a recurrent attack. About every 25 seconds, an American will have a coronary event, and about one every minute will die from one."1

Other Conditions That Put Your Heart at Risk

Other conditions that affect your heart or may increase the risk of death or disability include arrhythmia, heart failure, and peripheral artery disease (P.A.D). High cholesterol, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, tobacco use, poor diet, and lack of physical activity are risk factors associated with heart disease.
For a complete list of diseases and conditions that may increase the risk factors and other health information associated with heart disease, visit the American Heart Association:  CLICK HERE
Q: [Artery] - A blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body [Image]
Q: [Peripheral] - Lying at the outside or away from the central part
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