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  • The functions of the heart are to pump blood and oxygen around the body and deliver waste products (carbon dioxide) back to the lungs to be removed.
  • The heart consists of four chambers, each separated by valves which direct the flow of blood.
  • Conditions affecting the heart include coronary heart disease, angina, heart attack, heart failure, heart valve diseases, abnormal heart rhythms including atrial fibrillation, heart inflammation, congenital heart disease (present from birth) and rheumatic heart disease.

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Reviewed on: 25-02-2022