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Is heart attack and heart disease the same thing ?

when someone has a heart attack who has a very unhealthy lifestyle, is that heart disease or did he just have a heart attack due to bad health..... there isnt heart disease in his family.
Asked On : Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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Not necessarily. Heart disease covers a wide range of heart problems. A heart attack is something very specific but comes under the umbrella term of Heart Disease. You could have a heart attack for a number of reasons including hereditary predisposition and unhealthy lifestyle. A heart attack is the biggest killer in the UK.
Answered: Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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