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Cardiovascular Disease: A Hindered Heart

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HHNS Cardiovascular Disease

on 12 January 2013

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Cardiovascular Disease: A Hindered Heart A discussion of contemporary cardiovascular disease research Today's Guest Speakers Dr. Morris Karmazyn - University of Western Ontario "Ginseng as an Effective Approach to Inhibit and Reverse Post-infarction Myocardial Remodelling and Heart Failure" Dr. Richard Hughson - University of Waterloo Dr. Katherine Morrison - McMaster University Tanya Holloway - University of Guelph By ~21-28 days after conception, the heart has formed and it beats ceaselessly until death. The heart is the strongest muscle in the human body. What is Cardiovascular Disease? Who does it affect? What are the different types of cardiovascular disease? 1. Coronary Heart Disease - Atherosclerosis: hardening of arteries
- Atherosclerosis causes a build-up of plaque
- Narrowing of arteries 2. Congenital Heart Disease - Malformation of heart structures at birth
- Mothers that use alcohol, drugs, have an infection (ex. rubella) or have poor diet during pregnancy increase the chance of their babies being born with this disease 3. Stroke or Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) -The blood to the brain is stopped or slowed due to a blockage (ex. thrombosis), hemorrhage or ischemia "The Healing Power of Exercise" “Beginning at the Beginning – The Early Life Origins of Cardiometabolic Health” Women & Heart Disease 4. Chronic (Congestive) Heart Failure - It becomes increasingly difficult for the heart to pump blood
- Systolic versus diastolic
- Likelihood increases with age 5. Other Cardiovascular Diseases - Rheumatic heart disease
- Tumours
- Aneurysm
- Cardiomyopathy
- Heart Valve Diseases
- Pericarditis
- Etc RISK FACTORS: - Age*
- Gender*
- High blood pressure
- High Serum cholesterol levels
- Tobacco smoking
- Excessive alcohol consumption
- Family history
- Obesity
- Lack of physical activity
- Psychosocial factors
- Diabetes Mellitus
- Air pollution*
*Age, gender and air pollution are immutable factors. Prevention is Key DIET Exercise Improve psychosocial health - Decrease blood pressure
- Achieve healthy BMI It starts with us
- Conferences
- Awareness
- Understanding Special Thanks - Dr. Lawrence Spriet
- Dr. Jeremy Simpson
- Anne Lovett-Hutchinson
- HHNS Committee
- College of Biological Sciences
- Biomedical Sciences Department
- Biomedical Sciences Student Association
- Human Kinetics Student Association
- Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences Student Association
- Central Student Association
- Health & Performance Centre
- College of Biological Sciences Student Council
- Human Health and Nutritional Sciences Dept.
- Student Affairs for the Special Grants and Speaker Funds
- Door prize donations by: Eggcetra, Shakespeare Arms, Cora's, Bookshelf, David's Tea, Moksha Yoga, GoodLife Fitness Not a disease specific to males

Women are more likely to experience heart attack symptoms that are unrelated to chest pain
Example: nausea, neck pain, unusual fatigue Differences in risk factors Result: the heart has been subjected to more damage by the time she receives medical care Information from the Mayo Clinic online "Do astronauts get older faster?
Are they a good model to study cardiovascular aging
– and vice versa?" Limit Alcohol Intake
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