Pathophysiology of Coronary artery d isease

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Pathophysiology of Coronary artery d isease

  1. 1. Dr Urmila M Aswar Ishaemic heart disease or Coronary artery disease
  2. 2. The function of the heart is to circulate blood throughout the body by: •Pumping blood through the lungs removes carbon dioxide and refreshes the blood with oxygen •The oxygenated blood is pumped to the body to provide oxygen and nutrients and to remove waste products. •The coronary arteries are the blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart muscle.
  3. 3. Blood Supply To The Heart 2 coronary arteries branch from the main aorta just above the aortic valve. (Dm: drinking straws) they divide and encircle the heart to cover its surface. They carry out about 130 gallons of blood through the heart muscle daily.”
  4. 4. Coronary Artery Disease • Coronary artery disease is one of the most common and serious effects of aging. Fatty deposits build up in blood vessel walls and narrow the passageway for the movement of blood. The resulting condition, called atherosclerosis often leads to eventual blockage of the coronary arteries and a “heart attack”. • IMBALANCE BETWEEN THE MYOCARDIAL SUPPLY AND DEMAND FOR OXYGENATED BLOOD.
  5. 5. Epidemiology CVD has been the No. 1 killer  Cardiovascular disease was 50% to 400% higher in Asian Indians . About 50% of reported infarctions occur in Indian men under the age of 50 years, with 25% under the age of 40 years Some 30% to 40% of cardiovascular deaths occur between 35 and 64 years of age. An estimated 9.2 million productive years of life were lost to cardiovascular disease, a number that is expected to increase to nearly 18 million by 2030
  6. 6. Types
  7. 7. Signs and Symptoms • Signs & Symptoms Shortness Of Breath Heart Attack • Chest pain: If coronary arteries can’t supply enough blood to meet the oxygen demands of heart, the result may be chest pain called angina. • Chest Pain None None: This is referred to as silent ischemia. Blood to heart may be restricted due to CAD, but it is not felt. Shortness of breath: Some people may not be aware they have CAD until they develop symptoms of congestive heart failure- extreme fatigue with exertion, shortness of breath and swelling in their feet and ankles. • Heart attack: Results when an artery to heart muscle becomes completely blocked and the PART of heart muscles supplied by that artery dies.
  8. 8. It can occur in almost any artery in the body. But in the heart it’s effects can be crucial. “The body depends on a strong pumping heart to circulate life-giving blood, and this includes to the heart muscle itself. If the coronary arteries become blocked, the cardiac muscle begins to fail, and so the blood circulation decreases, which includes the circulation to the heart muscle itself.”
  9. 9. • • • • • High blood cholesterol High blood pressure Smoking Obesity Lack of physical activity
  10. 10. Risk Factors Uncontrollable Controllable •Sex •High blood pressure •Hereditary •High blood cholesterol •Race •Smoking •Age •Physical activity •Obesity •Diabetes •Stress and anger
  11. 11. Screening and Diagnosis Electrocardiogram Stress Test Coronary Angiography
  12. 12. •Blood tests: Cholesterol level •Chest X-ray: shows the size of your heart and whether there is fluid build up around the heart and lungs. •Echocardiogram: shows a graphic outline of the heart’s movement •Ejection fraction (EF): determines how well heart pumps with each beat.
  13. 13. • Many people are able to manage coronary artery disease with lifestyle changes and medications. • Other people with severe coronary artery disease may need angioplasty or surgery.
  14. 14. Treatment (continued) 1) Stenting • a stent is introduced into a blood vessel on a balloon catheter and advanced into the blocked area of the artery • the balloon is then inflated and causes the stent to expand until it fits the inner wall of the vessel, conforming to contours as needed • the balloon is then deflated and drawn back •The stent stays in place permanently, holding the vessel open and improving the flow of blood.
  15. 15. Treatment (continued) 2) Angioplasty • a balloon catheter is passed through the guiding catheter to the area near the narrowing. A guide wire inside the balloon catheter is then advanced through the artery until the tip is beyond the narrowing. • the angioplasty catheter is moved over the guide wire until the balloon is within the narrowed segment. • balloon is inflated, compressing the plaque against the artery wall • once plaque has been compressed and the artery has been sufficiently opened, the balloon catheter will be deflated and removed.
  16. 16. Treatment (continued) 3) Bypass surgery • healthy blood vessel is removed from leg, arm or chest • blood vessel is used to create new blood flow path in your heart • the “bypass graft” enables blood to reach your heart by flowing around (bypassing) the blocked portion of the diseased artery. The increased blood flow reduces angina and the risk of heart attack.
  17. 17. •Get regular medical checkups. •Control your blood pressure. •Check your cholesterol. •Don’t smoke. •Exercise regularly. •Maintain a healthy weight. •Eat a heart-healthy diet. •Manage stress.
  18. 18. Drugs • • • • Nitrates: Glyceryl trinitrate (short acting) Isosorbide dinitrate (long acting) β-Blockers: Propranalol, atenelol Ca channel blockers: Verapamil, diltiazem

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