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