4-15 - Things I Take For Granted: My parents My friends My...

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Things I Take For Granted: My parents My friends My health My education My safety Prevent of Cardiovascular Disease What is Cardiovascular Disease? Any disease that affects the heart of blood vessels Number one cause of death in US Leading cause of death in men between the ages of 35-44 Common Types of Cardiovascular Disease Coronary Artery Disease or Coronary Heart Disease .. …. .. Coronary Artery Disease Coronary arteries become progressively narrowed as a result of fatty plaque along the inner wall of the artery This is atherosclerosis When coronary arteries are involved What’s the problem with narrowed coronary arteries? o Can cause ischemia, lack of blood flow to the heart muscle o Ischemia can cause angina pectoris or chest pain o Ischemia can lead to a heart attack or myocardial infarction o Plaque can rupture causing a clot which can lead to ischemia and a heart attack Why might they become more of a problem during exercise? o
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