Microsoft PowerPoint - CVD 250 S08

Microsoft PowerPoint - CVD 250 S08 - Cardiovascular Disease...

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1 Cardiovascular Disease Reducing your risk Vascular System Artery arterioles capillaries venules veins Blood -Transports oxygen, Cardiovascular Disease s Any disease involving the heart and/or blood vessels
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2 Types of Cardiovascular Disease s Atherosclerosis – Thickening or hardening of the arteries due to the buildup of lipid deposits Types of Cardiovascular Disease s Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) – Atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries can result in a heart attack Types of Cardiovascular Disease s Atherosclerosis Types of Cardiovascular Disease s Myocardial infarction (heart attack) – Blood supply that services the heart is blocked.
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3 Types of Cardiovascular Disease s Signs of a heart attack may vary from women to men s Women more likely to have signs and symptoms unrelated to chest pain s Due to: – Size of arteries – Plaque – Endothelial dysfunction Types of Cardiovascular Disease s Signs of a heart attack may vary from women to men
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