• Women And Heart Disease
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    WOMEN AND HEART DISEASE Heart attacks and heart disease is no longer considered a disease that affects just men. Women are at risk for these diseases too. In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death among women. American women are more likely to die from heart disease than from breast cancer. It w 3 as said by the Texas Heart Institute that this disease kills more women over 65 than all cancers combined. Many times women are less likely to survive a heart attack than men are. The reaso...
  • Arrhythmia Causes The Heart
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    Arrhythmia I am doing my report on Arrhythmia. It affects the cardiac muscle, the heart. Arrhythmia causes three types of problems. It causes the heart to pump too slowly (bradycardia), it causes the heart to pump too fast (tachycardia), and it causes the heart to skip beats (). Bradycardia can be very serious. Some of the symptoms are loss of consciousness, heart failure, or death. Slow heart rates are caused by heart block. The hearts natural pace-maker fails to be conducted to the ventricles...
  • Cardiovascular System Good A Paper
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    Tara Feeney Oct. 24, 1997 1 st Period Cardiovascular System The cardiovascular system, also known as the circulatory system, refers to the course taken by the blood through the arteries, capillaries, and veins and back to the heart. This system enables dissolved materials - oxygen, carbon dioxide, nutrients, and wastes - to be transported throughout the body. Without the cardiovascular system the cells of the body would not be connected to the organs that obtain the needed materials and to those...
  • Congenital Heart Defects And Diabetes
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    Congenital Heart Defects and Drugs Congenital heart defects are mainly caused by one of three things. The first is a block of blood flow in the heart or vessels. The second is caused by blood flowing through the heart where its pattern is abnormal. Rare effects can happen such as when only one functional ventricle is present or when together the pulmonary artery (and aorta arise from the same ventricle meaning double outlet-ventricles. Another rare effect happens when either side of the heart i...
  • Causes Of Heart Blood Disease High
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    Nothing instills fear in a physician more than a nurse yelling 'code blue, ,' especially if the patient is having a heart attack. Heart disease, specifically heart attacks, the leading cause of death in the United States, is triggered by a variety of factors. The most important of these factors include: family history, cholesterol levels, smoking, high blood pressure, race, obesity, and gender. Heart disease is hereditary. The single most important cause of the illness is family history. This is...
  • Symptoms And Causes Of Heart Attacks
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    "Symptoms and Causes of Heart Attacks" A heart attack (myocardial infarction) is the death of heart muscle due to the loss of blood supply. Usually, the loss of blood supply is caused by a complete blockage of a coronary artery by a blood clot. A coronary artery is an artery that supplies blood to the heart muscle. Death of the heart muscle causes chest pain and electrical instability of the heart muscle tissue. Electrical instability of the heart causes ventricular fibrillation (chaotic electr...
  • Heart Disease The Unknown Killer
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    Table of Contents I. Introduction A. Attention Grabber! ! ! B. Purpose of the paper 1. To explain how chemistry is part of my life. II. Body A. An in depth look at heart disease. B. Causes and symptoms C. Explanation on how chemistry is used to treat and in some cases cure heart disease. III. Conclusion A. Recap on how chemistry is part of my life and everyone's life. B. Elude to the horrors of a world without chemistry. IV. Work Cited V. Self Evaluation A merciless killer stalks the people o...
  • Heart Attacks Stress Blood Causes
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    Heart Attacks Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the United States. Everyday approximately 1, 500 people die from heart attacks. Thousands more suffer crippling effects of some form, and remain disabled for the rest of their lives. A simple definition of a heart attack is a sudden failure of the heart resulting from an occlusion or obstruction of a coronary artery. Basically, this means the heart is no longer receiving the blood supply it needs to function properly. A person having ...
  • High Blood Heart Chd Arteries
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    Introduction Some 7 million Americans suffer from coronary heart disease (CHD), the most common form of heart disease. This type of heart disease is caused by a narrowing of the coronary arteries that feed the heart. CHD is the number one killer of both men and women in the U. S. Each year, more than 500, 000 Americans die of heart attacks caused by CHD. Many of these deaths could be prevented because CHD is related to certain aspects of lifestyle. Risk factors for CHD include high blood pressu...
  • The Broken Heart Donne Love Imagery
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    Imagery in 'The Broken Heart' John Donnes' poem 'The Broken Heart' is full of imagery, used to portray his broken heart. Donne uses the imagery so we can get a visual picture of what love means to him. He uses the imagery because it's necessary to see a picture of the pain he lives with. Donne uses several aspects of imagery, including death to show his grief and Donne also does uses despair to display his pain. The image of death was used throughout the poem. '... Love so soon decays,' meanin...
  • Heart Disease Carbon Dioxide
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    Nick BenavidezPhysiology of Exercise Dr. Larry Rogers Heart Disease You need your heart for all your body needs. It pumps about 2000 gallons of blood a day. It takes about 20 seconds for blood to reach every cell in the body. An artery carries blood out from the heart. A vein carries blood back to the heart. An average adult heart weighs about 10-13 ounces (300 to 350 grams). The rate which the heart pumps varies depending on what your doing. When at rest the heart pumps more slowly. When you r...
  • Broken Heart Love Donne One
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    THE ONSLAUGHT OF LOVE During the eighteenth century, many poets explored the concepts of love. Many of these poems discussed lost loves, or unreturned love. John Donne discussed his feelings towards love in his poem "The Broken Heart." Donne personifies love in this poem by saying how once grasped by love, it is impossible to recover from it. In the first stanza of "The Broken Heart" Donne opens by saying that love is not something that is limited by time. "He is stark mad, who ever says, / That...
  • The Heart And Its Diseases
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    The Heart and Its Diseases Cardiology has intrigued me since I was a small child. It has been my goal to become a cardiologist ever since the first grade. Cardiology is more than just studying the heart. To define it properly would be to say that cardiology is the study of the heart, its action, and its diseases (Clayman 52). The heart is located in the center of the chest, just behind the sternum, sitting in a hollow cavity between the lungs. The heart is slightly larger than your fist. It is ...
  • The Heart Myocardial Infarction
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    The Heart Introduction You need your heart for all your body needs. It pumps about 2000 gallons of blood a day. It takes about 20 seconds for blood to reach every cell in the body. An artery carries blood out from the heart. A vein carries blood back to the heart. An average adult heart weighs about 10-13 ounces (300 to 350 grams). The rate which the heart pumps varies depending on what your doing. When at rest the heart pumps more slowly. When you run the heart rate increases to provide muscl...
  • Heart Attack Blood Disease Body
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    Cardiovascular Diseases Cardiovascular disease isn't an actual disease in itself. Rather it references a range of disorders affecting not only the heart but the blood as well. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) principally heart disease and stroke is the nation's leading killer. Almost 1 million Americans die of CVD each year which adds up to 42% of all deaths. The death toll alone is a staggering burden but it is only part of the picture. The rest of the picture is filled with individuals who daily s...
  • Being Healthy Heart Rate
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    I am pretty confident that I am a healthy person; I always keep myself active about 3-4 days a week in many activities such as basketball, weight training and other, activities that keep my heart rate elevated and working at or close to my predicted max heart rate. As an athletic individual I try to eat healthy and working at different intensities and levels but to be accurate of how hard you are working a polar heart rate monitor will give me a clear outlook at heart rate during activity or exe...
  • Heart Disease And Prevention
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    "Heart disease, also called coronary heart disease or coronary artery disease, is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. According to the American Heart Association, 41. 2% of all deaths in the United States were related to cardiovascular disease. About every 29 seconds one American will have a heart attack; about every minute one American will die from a heart attack. Fourteen million Americans have active symptoms of heart disease (heart attack or chest pains)....
  • Heart To Heart Human Artificial Body
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    With technological advances every day, the human heart and the artificial heart are beginning to bridge the gap between the artificial and the natural. These two objects are becoming very similar, yet the human heart still has many advantages over the artificial heart. The human heart still ranks superior over the artificial heart because of its structure, design, and the fact that it can be medically treated and become stronger. Primary, the human heart differs from the artificial heart because...
  • Heart Disease Blood Attack Risk
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    What is The Health Problem? Heart disease is a large health problem affecting the United States today. It is the leading cause of death of American's today. It is the number one killer of both men and women in the US. Each year more than 500, 000 people die of heart attacks caused by chronic heart failure. Half of all patients diagnosed with heart failure will die within 5 years. It is estimated that 4. 9 million American's have and will suffer heart failure. It was once believed that heart dis...
  • Heart Attack Risk In Women Under 50
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    Heart attacks are less common in women then men. However, they do occur and when they do women are more likely to die. Women who have heart attacks normally are worse then men who have heart attacks. Age has played a big role in heart attacks. Men who are older, the risk goes up with age. Women's risk of death is the same up to the age of 75 years old. Scientist are still looking into the reason for this. A study showed that 155, 565 women and 229, 313 men that had heart attacks and were treate...