Cardiovascular Disease

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Cardiovascular Disease

  1. 1. Coronary Heart Disease<br />Risks, Prevention, and Treatment<br />
  2. 2. The Disease<br />Also known as coronary artery disease<br />Affects 14 million Americans<br />Develops when calcium, fatty material, and scar tissue called “plaque” (plak) build up together in the arteries of the heart because of damage done to the arteries<br />
  3. 3. The Disease (continued)<br />The heart doesn’t get enough blood because the buildup makes the artery hole smaller<br />Causes chest pain, called angina (an jinuh), and shortness of breath<br />May lead to a heart attack and death—this disease kills the more people in the US than any other disease<br />
  4. 4. Risk Behaviors and Factors<br />Unhealthy habits<br />Bad diet (high in cholesterol and fat)<br />Smoking<br />Lack of exercise<br />Heredity<br />Obesity<br />High blood pressure<br />Diabetes<br />Emotional stress<br />High cholesterol<br />Gender<br />Age<br />
  5. 5. Prevention and Treatment<br />Healthy lifestyle<br />Exercise regularly<br />Eat healthier foods<br />Quit smoking/don’t start<br />Lose weight<br />Reduce stress<br />Certain medicines<br />
  6. 6. References<br />Sources<br />http://www.emedicinehealth.com/coronary_heart_disease/article_em.htm<br />http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/coronary-artery-disease/DS00064<br />
  7. 7. References (continued)<br />Images<br />http://www.drugdevelopment-technology.com/projects/etc/etc2.html<br />http://www.ohsu.edu/health/health-topics/topic.cfm?id=8374&parent=11975<br />http://healthhabits.wordpress.com/2008/07/18/scientists-discover-new-obesity-gene-obesity-research-update-4/<br />http://www.anselm.edu/internet/psych/theses/2004/hall/webpage/<br />

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