Heart Disease, Hypertension, Stroke, and Diabetes2-18-09

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Unformatted text preview: Heart Disease, Hypertension, Stroke, and Diabetes Heart Disease #1 Killer in the U.S. Accounts for more than one in five deaths A disease of modernization CHD is also a major chronic disease Millions of Americans live with its symptoms What is coronary heart disease? What is the underlying cause? What 2 diseases are associated with CHD? What psychosocial factors are associated with developing CHD? Women and Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular disease Leading killer of women in the U.S. Women have 50% chance of dying from 1 st heart attack (30% for men) Women develop CVD later than men Why? Cardiovascular Disease Type A Behavior Pattern Behavioral and emotional style marked by an aggressive, unceasing struggle to achieve more and more in less time Often in hostile competition with other individuals or forces Risk factor for coronary artery disease Cynical Hostility Particularly lethal type of hostility Characterized by suspiciousness, resentment, frequent anger, antagonism, distrust of others Have difficulty extracting social support from others Coronary Heart Disease and Depression Depression=Smoking Appears to be environmentally based Strong Associations between Depression and heart attack Depression and heart failure among elderly Symptoms of depression before coronary artery bypass graft surgery Predictor of long-term mortality Other Psychological Risk Factors...
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