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Heart Disease

  1. 2. What is heart disease? <ul><li>Heart disease is a broad term used to describe a range of diseases that affect your heart. </li></ul><ul><li>The heart is the organ that pumps blood. </li></ul><ul><li>If the pumping of the heart becomes unfunctioniable vital organs will suffer. </li></ul>
  2. 3. Heart Disease <ul><li>There are many kinds of heart disease that can affect the heart in several ways such as </li></ul><ul><li>Myocardial infarction </li></ul><ul><li>Angina pectoris </li></ul><ul><li>Congential defects </li></ul><ul><li>Heart failure </li></ul><ul><li>stroke </li></ul>
  3. 4. What is a myocardial infarction? A myocardial infarction is when blood supply to part of the heart is not flowing properly. Which then causes some heart cells to die.
  4. 6. What is Angina Pectoris? <ul><li>An angina pectoris is chest pain. Chest pain that is due to coronary heart disease. </li></ul><ul><li>When heart muscles don’t get enough blood as it needs. This happens because one or more of the heart’s arteries is narrowed or blocked. </li></ul>
  5. 8. What is congential defects? <ul><li>Problems with the structure of the heart. </li></ul><ul><li>These defects can involve the walls of the heart, the valves of the heart and the arteries and veins near the heart. </li></ul><ul><li>It can also disrupt the normal flow of blood through the heart. </li></ul>
  6. 9. Heart failure <ul><li>The heart’s inability to pump an adequate amount of blood through the heart. </li></ul><ul><li>The blood can slow down, be blocked completely, flow in the wrong direction/wrong place. </li></ul>
  7. 10. Stroke <ul><li>Blood vessel that supplies blood to the brain is blocked by a blood clot. </li></ul><ul><li>Blood vessel breaks open causing blood to leak into the brain. </li></ul><ul><li>If blood flow is stopped for longer than a few seconds the brain can not get blood and oxygen. Brain cells can die, causing permanent damage. </li></ul>
  8. 11. How to prevent Heart disease <ul><li>Eat healthy foods, more fruits and vegetables </li></ul><ul><li>Eat foods with less saturated fats </li></ul><ul><li>Read food labels </li></ul><ul><li>Relax, smile, don’t get angry often, stress can be harmful by raising blood pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Stop smoking </li></ul><ul><li>Drinking in moderation </li></ul><ul><li>Stay slim and lean </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise regularly </li></ul>

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