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Coronary Artery Disease

How does Coronary Artery Disease Relate To The Cardiovascular System?
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Peletha Aahn

on 3 June 2011

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Coronary Artery Disease ( COD) affects about 7 million people & causes about 75,000 deaths in the United States yearly. Coronary Artery
Disease
By: Peletha Dahn
&
Nick Hall Pd.5 COD is defined as the effects of the accumilaiton of atherosclerotic plaques in coronary arteries that lead to a reduction in blood flow to the myocardium. Risk Factors for COD:
high blood pressure
high blood cholesterol
high blood pressure
cigarette smoking
obesity
diabetes Treatments
nitroglycerin betta blockers, cholesterol-lowering
clot dissoviling agents. Other treatments are surgical and nonsurgical procedures desinged to increase blood supply to the heart. What exactly is COD?
COD involves the progressive narrowing of the arteries that nourish the heart muscle.If one or more of the arteries become severely narrowed this may result in angina. Diagnosis:
A coronary artery must be reduced to less than 30% of its original size before serious reduction in the artery occurs.If coronary arteries are seriously blocked this will result in adequate blood flow. This action weill result in the heart not receiving enough oxygen (myocardial ischemia). An Electrocardiogram ( ECG) during a stress test will also be able to detect COD. Remedies and Alternative Therapies:
Relaxation techniques(yoga)
Exercise conditioning
A low-fat diet
Angioplasty What exactly is Altherosclerosis?
Altherosclerosis is a progressie disease characterized by the formation of medium or large sized lesions referred to as Atherosclerotic Plaque. Bibliography:
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Cad/CAD_WhatIs.html
http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/coronary-artery-disease/DS00064
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/HeartDiseaseNews/coronary-artery-disease-optimism-linked-improved-survival/story?id=13021156 5yete
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