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Running head: ATHEROSCLEROSIS1Health Promotion on Heart Disease and Stroke:AtherosclerosisMarcia GarciaChamberlain College of NursingNR 222 Health and WellnessAnitha ApkanDecember 2, 2014
ATHEROSCLEROSIS2Health Promotion on Heart Disease and Stroke:AtherosclerosisThe number one leading cause of death in Americans is heart disease, stroke followsclosely as the third leading cause of death in Americans in the United States. (U.S. Departmentof Health and Human Services, 2014).Atherosclerosis is a common disease interrelated withboth heart disease and stroke.It causes poor circulation due to the hardening of the veins andplaque buildup that prevents normal flow of blood throughout the body.It can also cause a clotif the plaque buildup from the walls of the vessel is dislodged into the bloodstream andeventually cause a stroke.Atherosclerosis affects both the heart and brain, along with manyother organs in the blood (Huether & McCance, 2012).According to the American HeartAssociation, atherosclerosis is a slow progressing disease that begins in childhood.If there is nointervention it can rapidly progress in the persons 30’s, and can become dangerous, if not deadlyonce they reach their 50s or 60s (AHA, 2014).Coronary heart disease is the most common form of heart disease killing the mostAmericans in the United States today (Kochanek KD, Xu J, Murphy SL, et al, 2009).In 2010, it

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