Coronary artery disease

196 views

Published on

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
196
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
7
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Coronary artery disease

  1. 1. Coronary Artery Disease [CAD] By Megnot Tesfaye
  2. 2. What is the heart? • The heart is the pump of the circulatory system. It pumps blood to the rest of your body. Your heart is made out of heart muscle. Your heart muscle gets its blood from your coronary arteries. • Coronary arteries are small blood vessels. Each area of heart muscle is supplied by a particular branch of your coronary arteries.
  3. 3. What is CAD ? • CAD is narrowing of the arteries to the heart muscle and problems resulting from this. • CAD is a very common heart disease in Australia. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=fvwp&v=l UiUQTZy_Qc&NR=1
  4. 4. What causes CAD? Causes of CAD include: • fatty foods and high cholesterol • smoking cigarettes • high blood pressure • stress
  5. 5. What happens when you get CAD? • Less blood gets to your heart muscle. When you exercise the blood flow to your heart muscle cannot increase enough and you get chest pain. • If you get very little blood flow to your heart muscle, areas of muscle may die [heart attack].
  6. 6. Graph
  7. 7. How can you avoid CAD? You can help to prevent CAD by: • eating healthy foods • doing exercise • Not smoking cigarettes • Treating high blood pressure • Maintaining good health e.g. treating diabetes
  8. 8. What can you do after you got CAD ? • Avoid risk factors. • Repair coronary arteries e.g. prop open coronary arteries [stent] • Bypass blocked areas of coronary arteries [bypass grafts]
  9. 9. Credits • Isobelle • Mrs Onori • Sue [My godmother] • Mum • Dad • Microsoft Power Point • • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_human_heart • http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/cad/ • http://facts.randomhistory.com/human-heart-facts.html
  10. 10. The end

×