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What causes a heart attack?

Heart attacks can be caused by coronary heart disease (the clogging of coronary arteries with calcified plaques). These plaques cause the artery walls to solidify and contract, preventing adequate blood flow which is needed to maintain the normal function of the body. Other risk factors that can contribute to a heart attack include high blood pressure, cholesterol, obesity, smoking, diabetes, and stress.

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