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Each year, heart disease accounts for more than 15,000 deaths in Missouri making it the leading cause of death in the state. The term heart disease includes several more specific heart conditions. The most common heart disease in the U.S. is coronary heart which occurs when the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart, become hardened and narrowed due to buildup of plaque. Plaque may also rupture and cause blood clots that block arteries. Coronary heart disease can lead to a heart attack.

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Missouri Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program
Bureau of Cancer and Chronic Disease Control
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services
PO Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Telephone: 573-522-2860
Fax: 573-522-2898
Email: info@health.mo.gov


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