What Grade Would A Doctor Give Your Heart?

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African American adults are more likely to be diagnosed with coronary heart disease, and they are more likely to die from heart disease.

Researchers have done a lot of work in recent years looking at the signs and symptoms that heart patients have experienced in the months or even years leading up to a heart attack.

So, right now, what factors would a doctor look at to grade the health of your heart?

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“The heart, together with the arteries that feed it, is one big muscle, and when it starts to fail the symptoms can show up in many parts of the body,” says cardiologist Jonathan Goldstein of Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, New Jersey.