BRYANT notes - Chapter !2, & 13. CVD FACTS - nearly one...

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CVD FACTS - nearly one million americans dieting each year from coronary heart disease. - approx. 1/2 of these deaths are due to sudden heart attacks. - out of the 1/2 , most die within two hours of the onset symptoms. CVD RISK FACTORS - uncontrollable: Heredity (present at conception), congenital (present after conception but before birth), age, race, sex. - controllable: smoking, diet, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, lack of exercise. CVD RELATED CONDITIONS - heart murmurs. - atherosclerosis- a type of hardening of the artery . . thrombus, embolus, occlusion. - CVA stands for: Cerebrovascular Accident, stroke and results from a thrombus, aneurysm, or hemorrhage. -MI stands for: myocardial infarction, heart attack. SYMPTOMS OF A HEART ATTACK - uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, or pain in the chest that can spread to the neck, shoulders, arms, or upper back. - Dizziness, feinting, sweating, nausea, indigestion, heartburn, or shortness of breath may also occur. THREE CHOICES OF ACTION -doing nothing is far often the first action that is taken and it is unacceptable. -you can call 911. -or take to the medical facility.
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