Ch 12 Cardiovascular Disease worksheet

Ch 12 Cardiovascular Disease worksheet - in two numbers,...

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Ch 12 Cardiovascular Disease 1. Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is disease involving the _______ and/or the ______ _______. 2. Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is the ________ cause of death in the ________ _______. 3. What are the symptoms of a heart attack? 4. What are the signs that a sudden onset of a stroke has occurred? 5. What risk factors of CVD are controllable? 6. What is the leading controllable risk factor for all forms of CVD? 7. What are the gender differences and CVD risk? 8. What are the major forms of Cardiovascular Disease? 9. How can one protect himself/herself from CVD? 10. Hypertension is considered the “silent killer” because there are no symptoms. The only way to know if you have hypertension is to have your blood pressure measured. It is best to take your BP when you are relaxed and free of stimulates. BP is measured in millimeters of mercury and stated
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Unformatted text preview: in two numbers, such as 120/80. The upper number represents systolic pressure, the pressure produced when the heart contracts and diastolic pressure, the pressure in the arteries when the heart is relaxed, between contractions. BP readings: _____/ _____ , ____/ _____ , _____/ _____ AVG BP: _______/________ Category Systolic Diastolic Normal Less than 120 and Less than 80 Prehypertension 120-139 or 80-89 Hypertension Stage 1 Stage 2 140-159 or 160 and above or 90-99 100 and above *If you have readings that fall in the Hypertension category it is in you best interest to see a physician for care immediately! Remember BP can vary throughout the day so it is best to monitor frequently!...
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This note was uploaded on 09/16/2011 for the course HLTH 1113 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at University of Central Oklahoma.

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