In-depth

Causes

Heart disease

Heart disease, usually thought of as blockages in the arteries that can cause a heart attack, can describe any medical condition affecting your heart.

Complications

Myocardial ischemia

Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD)

Stroke

Ventricular fibrillation

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