Heart attack. A heart attack occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked. Although several artery-clogging diseases increase the risk of heart attack, prevention efforts are unequal, according to research presented today at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care & Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions 2020
Cardiovascular disease affects the heart, veins, arteries, and the circulation of blood and nutrients throughout the body. It is estimated that as much as 80 percent of all cardiovascular disease has its origin as a bacterial infection that originates in the mouth.