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Cardiovascular Disease

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Hana El Mahdi

on 28 January 2013

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Cardiovascular Disease Here are the answers to your questions! What is it? Is it common? Are there symptoms? Is it contagious?! Cardiovascular Disease! Cardiovascular disease is any disease that affects the cardiovascular system such as the heart, lungs, blood vessels, arteries, capillaries and veins. Here is a video about what cardiovascular disease is. Cardiovascular disease is very common. It is the most common death cause for males and females in the United States. There are 13 types of
cardiovascular disease. The different types are:
Coronary heart disease
Cardiomyopathy heart disease
Hypertensive heart disease
Heart failure
Cardiac Arrhythmia
Inflammatory heart disease
Valvular heart disease
Peripheral arterial disease
Cardiomegaly Symptoms Some symptoms of these diseases are lack of energy, chest pain, dizziness, shortness of breath,nausea, trouble speaking and weakness on one side of your body. Is it
contagious? No, it is not contagious. There are many causes of cardiovascular disease but the most common is atherosclerosis (when an artery thickens) and hypertension (when the blood pressure in your arteries is raised). AVOID FATTY
FOODS! Don't smoke! Exercise often so that your heart does not weaken! HOW TO AVOID GETTING CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE Eat healthy foods! Maintain a healthy weight! Get enough sleep! Limit your: Salt Alcohol Managing stress helps too! Here is a short clip about the real causes of cardiovascular diseases and some ways to avoid it. So now that you know about cardiovascular disease, lets talk about a small device called an artificial pacemaker and how it impacts those with cardiovascular disease. I will also tell you more information about the artificial pacemaker.
Artificial Pacemaker When your heart's electrical system does not work properly,your heart beats strangely. When your heart beats very slowly, you need an artificial pacemaker for your heart to beat normally again. What is an artificial
pacemaker? It is a small device that is
put into your chest so that
your heart beats regularly. It sends electricity to the heart's
ventricle or atrium. As a result,
the blood pumps in your body
and your heart is at a normal rate again. When your heart is pumping at its normal pace by itself, the artificial pacemaker will automatically turn off. If your heart is beating slowly again, it will sense it and automatically turn on. How is the pacemaker put into the chest? There is an operation to put the artificial pacemaker in your chest. You will get local anaesthetic and sedated ( an injection that puts you to sleep) before the operation. Your cardiologist will make a small opening under your collar bone. They thread the lead on the pacemaker through one of your veins to your right ventricle.They use X-rays to connect the lead to your heart. Advantages Disadvantages You can do normal activities such as driving and swimming
You can still use and/or be near microwave ,television and any type of electrical device without interference
makes your heart beat normally they might set off airport security machines
cannot play sports with contact such as football. History Over the past years, many researchers have been trying to make systems for people whose hearts are not beating at the normal pace. Although, many of the systems they created had technical problems. In the eighteenth century, scientists discovered that electricity causes muscles to contract. A man named Charles Kite came up with the idea of using electrical impulses to help people who unfortunately experienced a cardiac arrest. This is how the artificial pacemaker was invented. Go to MAKE DEATH WAIT.
HELP. Your donation will help leading treatments and widespread health education. Donate and help improve the lives of Canadians. page 217 page 216 By: Hana 8-5
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