Is heart disease a chronic disease?

Yes, heart disease is considered a chronic disease. Heart disease refers to a group of conditions that affect the heart and blood vessels. The most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease (CAD), which occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the heart become narrowed or blocked, usually due to the buildup of plaque. Other types of heart disease include heart valve disease, arrhythmias, heart failure and cardiomyopathies.
Heart disease is a chronic condition that often develops over time due to risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, obesity, and diabetes. Once heart disease develops, it requires ongoing management and treatment to prevent further progression and complications.
Treatment for heart disease can include lifestyle changes such as a healthy diet, regular exercise, and quitting smoking, as well as medications such as blood pressure and cholesterol-lowering drugs, and in some cases surgery. People with heart disease should also work closely with their healthcare provider to manage their condition and reduce the risk of serious complications such as heart attack or stroke.

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