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Cardiovascular diseases are a group of disorders that center on the heart and blood vessels. They are the number one cause of death worldwide and include chronic illnesses such as coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism. Heart attacks and strokes are also generally acute events of cardiovascular diseases, usually as a result of a blockage that prevents blood flow to the heart or brain.
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