Cardiovascular_Disease_Lecture_Fall08_WebCT

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Cardiovascular Disease Dr. Elizabeth Mendell HPRB 1710 Wed, Sept 17 2008
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Lecture Overview (CVD=Cardiovascular Disease) CVD background Website: www.goredforwomen.org Women and CVD facts Part I: Cardiovascular System Overview Heart facts; heart structure and function The blood vessels The cardiovascular system (the heart + blood vessels) Part II: Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) CVD definition CVDs we will be covering in this lecture: coronary artery disease, heart attack, stroke You are responsible for reading Ch 21 (the entire chapter).
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Cardiovascular Disease Background CVD disease includes heart attack, stroke, peripheral artery disease, congestive heart failure, and other conditions. The disease process underlying many (but not all!) forms of CVD is atherosclerosis (“hardening of the arteries”). CVD is the #1 killer of men and women worldwide. Has been the leading cause of death in the US every year since 1900—except 1918, when there was a worldwide flu pandemic. It is responsible for 40% of all the deaths in the US, more than all forms of cancer combined.
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Website: www.goredforwomen.org American Heart Association “Go Red for Women” campaign. Wear red to support the fight against heart disease in women. Color red and red dress now linked with women and heart health: join on website and you can get free red dress pin and heart health magazine. Check out this website & assess your risk of CVD.
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One in three American women will die of heart disease. It is the leading cause of death in women over 40 years old ( especially after menopause ) . Every year, more than 500,000 U.S. women die of heart disease; this translates to approximately one death every minute. Both men and women have heart attacks, but more women die from them. Health disparity: African American and Hispanic/Latina women are more likely than white women to die of heart disease. Source: American Heart Association Go Red for Women website: www.goredforwomen.org; “Heart Disease: Women and Heart Disease,” WebMD website: http://www.webmd.com/heart-
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