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  • Person's Risk Of 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 reason...
  • Major Cause Of Heart Disease
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    After many years of research it has been proven that cigarette smoking is the major cause of death globally. According to Surgeon General Smoking represents the most extensible documented cause of disease, ever investigated in the history of biomedical research. The relation between smoking and human disease cannot be directly tested. It is morally and ethically incorrect. Therefore, other research has been developed to establish a very high degree of scientific probability. The criteria used to...
  • Heart Disease With 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 is...
  • Most Interesting Cause Of Heart Disease
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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...
  • Early Treatment Of Valvular Heart Disease
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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.. 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 of this coun...
  • One's Risk Of Heart Disease
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    Cardiovascular Disease in the African American Community Causes, Preventions, and Treatments Cardiovascular disease (CVD) refers to the dysfunctional conditions of the heart, arteries, and veins that supply oxygen to vital life- sustaining areas of the body like the brain, the heart itself and other vital organs. Since the term cardiovascular disease refers to any dysfunction of the cardiovascular system there are many different diseases in the cardiovascular category, and many of these diseases...
  • Heart Disease And High Blood Pressure
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    Atherosclerosis: The Silent Killer Atherosclerosis is one of a group of health problems that define coronary artery disease, oftentimes referred to as heart disease. Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of heart disease in the United States. The following is the definition provided by the American Heart Association: Atherosclerosis (at " er-o-saleh-RO " sis) comes from the Greek words at hero (meaning gruel or paste) and sclerosis (hardness). It's the name of the process in which deposits of fat...
  • Web Heart Disease
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    Heart Disease Symptoms What is your heart telling you? Heart problems can take you by surprise. Suddenly, you are hunched over with chest pressure, pain or even a heart attack. These are frightening symptoms of coronary artery disease (sometimes called atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries). This disease means that your heart is not getting enough blood. The good news is that surgery and basic life style change can give your heart another chance. Warning signs of coronary artery disease. ...
  • Blood To The Heart
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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 pressure,...
  • Coronary Heart Disease
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    Cardiovascular diseases include a wide range of heart abnormalities, as well as diseases of other parts of the circulatory system, such as the coronary arteries, ther cerebrovascular system, the aorta and pulmonary vessels, and the peripheral arteries and veins. Abnormalities of these structures may be either congenital or acquired over time. It has been said that cardiovascular disease kills about 954,000 people annually, including more than 156,000 people under the age of sixty-five years. 'Be...
  • Cancer And Heart Disease
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    For more than two thousand years, traditional Chinese medicine has relied on plants and herbs to cure minor and severe ailments and keep the body healthy. There are thousands of herbs from which to choose. Some have become rather well known, but most spend far less time in the limelight. Herbal remedies have proven effective in helping the body maintain good health during pregnancy and in healing serious illnesses such as cancer and heart disease when they do occur. There are many medicinal bene...
  • Three Main Symptoms Of Coronary Heart Disease
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    In today's society, people are gaining medical knowledge at quite a fast pace. Treatments, cures, and vaccines for various diseases and disorders are being developed constantly, and yet coronary heart disease remains the number one killer in the world. The media today concentrates intensely on drug and alcohol abuse, homicides, AIDS and so on. What a lot of people are not realizing is that coronary heart disease actually accounts for about 80% of all sudden deaths. In fact, the number of deaths ...
  • Coronary Heart Disease
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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 a...
  • Risk Of Heart Disease
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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...
  • Risk Of Developing Coronary Artery Disease
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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). ...
  • New Zealanders Europeans Pacific Island People
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    PACIFIC ISA LND HEALTH ISSUES Pacific Island people have been immigrating to New Zealand since the 1950's and have been suffering from health issues ever such as Coronary heart diseases and strokes, elevated blood pressure and cancer. Most of these illnesses are caused by the change in food and environment and in other cases are hereditary and are passed down from elder family members who got the diseases when they immigrated because of the change in food and environment. Coronary heart disease ...
  • Bills Risk Factors For Heart Disease
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    Bills risk factors for heart disease are high blood cholesterol. Cholesterol, a fat-like substance carried in your blood, is found in all of your body's cells. Several risk factors that are definitely associated with the development of these diseases include smoking, hypertension, and physical inactivity. Extra weight is thought to lead to increased total cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, and an increased risk of coronary artery disease. Obesity increases your chances of developing other ...
  • Risk Of Heart Disease
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    Randy Friend 10-18-02 BIO-1115 E In the article entitled "Genetic double-whammy in blacks bad for their hearts", it is implied that two pairs of genes that rarely occur in whites appear to be responsible for an accelerated risk of heart failure among black people who have both pairs. According to Dr. Stephen B Liggett of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, this particular combination plays a role in at least one-quarter of the cases of congestive heart failure. Dr. Liggett's study ...
  • Risk Of Coronary Heart Disease
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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 diseas...
  • Heart Disease In Northern Europe
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    Antioxidants Reduce The Risk Posed By Cholesterol Antioxidants Reduce The Risk Posed By Cholesterol Antioxidants Reduce the Risk Posed By Cholesterol Simply reducing blood levels of cholesterol is not enough to reduce the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). People could further reduce their risk of heart disease by eating a diet high in "good' fats, vitamin E, beta carotene, and flavonoids. That's the conclusion of researchers who analyzed 25 years of dietary and health data from 12,773 men in...

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