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Cardiovascular Diseases.

A presentation on cardiovascular diseases.

Spriha Spriha

on 5 February 2013

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Transcript of Cardiovascular Diseases.

To be completely honest, limited amounts of alcohol reduces risks of getting cardiovascular diseases but knowing this its VERY hard not to over do it. Keep watch! Go over it in your head, how much do you smoke each day? 10 cigarettes? Less? More? Well you wouldn't imagine what even 1 can do to you system. Try cutting it down to nil! Having read both of those bits of information, I'd like you to really consider what an excess of both these addictions might do to you. It might be best to cut down your dosages per day to less if they're more than they should be. After all, you want to be healthy even when you're old, don't you? Though smoking and drinking alcohol cut down your chances of being old at all... Think about it. Risks and preventions... Here are a few of the causes for cardiovascular diseases. Have you ever actually sat down and thought about what smoking could do to you body? Or how the pollution in the environment could affect your health? I don't think so, but honestly, you should. Here's all the causes and contributing factors in detail. Please pay close attention as this may really change your life. Smoking and alcohol consumption. This circle holds true for addicted people only. A balanced diet is essential to stay healthy. Evidence shows that the Mediterranean diet improves cardiovascular health. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet has also been shown to reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol and improve metabolism. Junk food or simply food that's filled with a lot of preservatives is part of the worst food you can eat. Once in a while we all deserve treats but not on a daily basis. Fast foods such as fries, burgers and pizzas often do not contain a lot of fiber but are known to contain a lot of saturated fats. This furthers heart problems for many reasons one being imbalanced diet which causes the cells in our body to struggle to perform its usual life functions as it requires certain nutrients for certain jobs such as proteins to create energy, making it hard for the heart to function too. As of 2010 vitamins have not been found to be effective at preventing cardiovascular disease. Research has found that the omega-3 fatty acid supplementation is equally insubstantial. Ever thought about how what you eat affects your heart? Here's some about diets. The environment gets worse and worse for our health as it gets more and more polluted itself. There's not much you can do to stop yourself from breathing in the air around you but there are ways you can contribute to bettering the atmosphere for all of us. You just have to do you part. :) Studies show that the air we breath contains so much unwanted gas that a lot of the time it causes our lungs or arteries to get blocked. This prevents the blood from getting to places it needs to while the heart keeps pumping more and this often causes heart failure or other cardiovascular disease. Age is an important risk factor in developing cardiovascular diseases. It is estimated that 87 percent of people who die of coronary heart disease are 60 and older. At the same time, the risk of stroke doubles every decade after the age of 55. Multiple explanations have been proposed to explain why age increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases. One of them is related to serum cholesterol level. In men it usually hits around 50-55 and in women, 60-65. Introduction to cardiovascular diseases, their types and statistics... Here's an introduction to cardiovascular diseases and their many types... Cardiovascular disease is a class of diseases that involve damage of the heart or blood vessels such as arteries and capillaries. The causes of cardiovascular disease vary from aging to general life habits such as smoking. The two main causes though are atherosclerosis and/or hypertension. As you grow older, risks of cardiovascular disease are higher. Cardiovascular diseases remain the biggest cause of deaths worldwide although mortality rates have declined over the last few decades mainly in rich countries. Introduction to cardiovascular diseases... Types of cardiovascular diseases... There are several types of cardiovascular diseases. To name a few Coronary heart disease (also ischaemic heart disease or coronary artery disease), Cardiomyopathy - diseases of cardiac muscle, Hypertensive heart disease - diseases
of the heart secondary to high blood pressure, heart failure, Cor pulmonale - a failure of the right side of the heart and Cardiac dysrhythmias - abnormalities of heart rhythm. Most of these are cause by the same reasons. You will read more about those soon. Statistics... Over the past 40 years the rates of heart disease and stroke have steadily declined. Rates are 25% in the past 10 years and 50% over the last 20. Every 7 minutes in Canada, someone dies from heart disease or stroke. Around 29% of the population of Canada dies of these diseases. 28% of the male population and about 29% of the female population dies of cardiovascular diseases. So if you were wondering about how common it is, its pretty common and you'll read more about how you can prevent it in the following paragraphs. Live healthy! Technology used to treat cardiovascular diseases... Researchers are forever coming up new methods to treat or detect cardiovascular diseases. In the following paragraphs you will read about two of these new and innovative ideas used in favor of this class of diseases and by the end of the presentation will know more about it. An artificial pacemaker is a device used to regulate one's heart beat using electrical impulses which are delivered by electrodes that contract the heart muscles. It's primary purpose is to maintain a stable heart beat either because the heart's native pacemaker is not fast enough, or there is a block in the heart's electrical conduction system.Modern pacemakers are externally programmable and allow the cardiologist to select the specific pacing modes for all individual patients. Some combine a pacemaker and defibrillator in just one implantable device for convenience. Others have multiple electrodes stimulating differing positions within the heart to improve synchronisation of the lower chambers (ventricles) of the heart. Building on their previous work delivering cancer drugs with nanoparticles, MIT and Harvard researchers have turned their attention to cardiovascular disease, designing new particles that can cling to damaged artery walls and slowly release medicine.The particles, called “nanoburrs,” are coated with tiny protein molecules that allow them to stick to the walls of damaged arteries. Once stuck, they can release drugs such as paclitaxel, which inhibits cell division and helps prevent growth of scar tissue that can clog arteries. What is it?
How common is it?
How many types are there? How do you get it?
What are the risks?
Do your daily life habit affect your cardiac health?
How can you prevent it? Are there symptoms?
Is it contagious?
What's the main age you get it at?
How often should you get yourself checked? What technology is used to treat or detect this class of diseases? How does it work? Everyone has questions but not everyone has the answers.... Some other common questions... Some common symptoms of cardiovascular diseases are chest pain and sudden numbness of the face or arms. If its reached a higher stage symptoms could be consistent fevers, coughs, colds and also possibly puking. Heart disease isn't contagious — you can't catch it like you can the flu or a cold. Instead, certain things increase a person's chances of getting cardiovascular disease. These could be a number of factors that might even be your daily habits as you saw earlier. Most common age you are likely to get a cardiovascular disease if you do at all is around 60 and older. Every decade after you turn 55 you risk of getting a heart diseases doubles. Checking yourself especially for cardiovascular disease is completely unnecessary unless you experience any of the symptoms. If not, your regular check ups will be sufficient. Other ways to prevent cardiovascular diseases. Donations... Everyday lives are affected by cardiovascular diseases. Some, not just affected but lost. Take a moment and a save a life. Donate to an organization that works in favor of these people. Here's a site in which you can donate to save a soul. I hope this presentation gave you more information about cardiovascular diseases and technology used to save people affected by it and I hope its enough to make you donate a bit to help one in need. After all, technology only gets more expensive as it gets better. Check out https://donate.americanheart.org/ecommerce/aha/aha_index.jsp (The American Heart Association) and wipe away a tear. Delay what people think to be the inevitable and show them the light to a new day. Make someone smile once again! Cardiovascular Diseases. Spriha. 8-5.
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