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Concept 30.4Cardiovascular diseaseistheleading cause of death in theUnitedStates<br />Carlos Alonso<br />Francisco Arias<b...
A cardiovascular disease is an illness of the heart and/or blood vessels. It can be caused by a significant build up of pl...
Types of Cardiovascular disease<br />Atherosclerosis: Narrowing of the arteries that results from a buildup of plaque. In ...
Hypertension: Condition of having a blood pressure of 140/90 or higher for an extended period; also called high blood pres...
Compare thecrosssection of a clearartery (left) with a llarerarterypartlyobstructedby plaque buildup (right).<br />
Preventive Actions You Can Take Now<br />Smoking, lack of exercise, and high-fat diets all increase risk. You can lessen y...
Preventive Actions You Can Take Now<br />Other preventive measures you can take include limiting your intake of salt and e...
Preventive Actions You Can Take Now<br />The proper diet, combined with regular exercise to maintain cardiovascular fitnes...
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  1. 1. Concept 30.4Cardiovascular diseaseistheleading cause of death in theUnitedStates<br />Carlos Alonso<br />Francisco Arias<br />
  2. 2. A cardiovascular disease is an illness of the heart and/or blood vessels. It can be caused by a significant build up of plaque in the arteries. Plaque is deposits of cholesterol, calcium, and fat that build up on artery walls.<br />
  3. 3. Types of Cardiovascular disease<br />Atherosclerosis: Narrowing of the arteries that results from a buildup of plaque. In cases of severe blockage, a blood clot could close up the artery, leading to a heart attack.<br />Arteriosclerosis: Condition that occurs when plaque hardens on artery walls.<br />
  4. 4. Hypertension: Condition of having a blood pressure of 140/90 or higher for an extended period; also called high blood pressure.<br />Stroke: Damage to brain tissue resulting from a clot blocking blood flow to the brain.<br />
  5. 5. Compare thecrosssection of a clearartery (left) with a llarerarterypartlyobstructedby plaque buildup (right).<br />
  6. 6. Preventive Actions You Can Take Now<br />Smoking, lack of exercise, and high-fat diets all increase risk. You can lessen your risk of future cardiovascular disease by making certain choices throughout your life. For example, you can limit your intake of cholesterol.<br />
  7. 7. Preventive Actions You Can Take Now<br />Other preventive measures you can take include limiting your intake of salt and eating lots of fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole-grain foods. Some researchers think that the fiber in these types of food helps to lower cholesterol levels.<br />
  8. 8. Preventive Actions You Can Take Now<br />The proper diet, combined with regular exercise to maintain cardiovascular fitness, will help keep your circulatory system healthy.<br />

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