1) Coronary artery disease occurs when fatty deposits called plaque build up inside the coronary arteries. The coronary arteries wrap around the heart and supply it with blood and oxygen. When plaque builds up, it narrows the arteries and reduces the amount of blood that gets to your heart. This can lead to serious problems, including heart attack. 2) Coronary artery disease is usually caused by a build-up of fatty deposits on the walls of the coronary arteries.
According the American Heart Association’s posted statistics in Chapter 12 of this week’s reading, out of more than 6.5 million Americans suffer from strokes each year, roughly 150,000 die as a result from the damage. Al though strokes cannot be permanently prevented about 15 percent of all major strokes show signs prior to the event-taking place. Symptoms of random dizziness, numbness of the face, or even temporary paralysis are all danger signs of a possible stroke. These symptoms are precipitated directly from what is referred to as “Transient Ischemic Attacks” or “TiA”. There are many risks associated with
The truth is: It’s both. As a lipid, a substance with an oily or waxy nature, cholesterol is a vital element in cell membranes, a main component in hormones, a protective coating for nervous tissues, and allows certain biological acids to digest and process foods. However, anything taken in excess can produce dangerous effects. This same chemical that is essential for the proper function of the body can also cause of some extremely serious medical conditions. An excess of cholesterol has been linked in many cases to leading to heart attack, stroke, or atherosclerosis (fat deposits on the inner walls of arteries).
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) or also referred to as Coronary Heart Disease (CHD), a heart disease that develops when your coronary arteries, the major blood vessels that supply your heart with blood, oxygen and nutrients become damaged. CHD is a term used commonly for buildup of plaque in the hearts arteries that could lead to heart attack. Cholesterol containing deposits, also known as plaque on your arteries is to blame for CAD. With CAD, the plaque starts to first grow in the coronary arteries until blood flow to the heart’s muscle becomes limited, in other words, ischemia. It could be chronic and is caused by the narrowing of the coronary artery and limitation of blood supply to part of the muscle.
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, is the third leading cause of death in babies (U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services). More babies die in a year of SIDS than cancer, leukemia, heart disease, cystic fibrosis, and child abuse combined (“Sudden Infant Death”). But what is SIDS? The definition is the death of an infant within its first year that cannot be explained after an autopsy, an investigation of the place where the baby died, and a review of the baby's and its family's medical history. But what truly causes it is a mystery that leaves scientists and doctors with just guesses and tests to do.
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is defined as a disease where the coronary arteries, arteries that supply the heart muscle, are clogged with plaque. CAD is also called coronary heart disease. Plaque comes from the fat and cholesterol in a person’s diet. Plaque builds up over time. When plaque builds up in the arteries, it reduces, or eventually blocks where blood can flow.
And out of that 20 million, 4000 of them die each year from asthma. Thesis: With asthma being quite common, I would like to get you all today to understand asthma a little bit more and that you can still be diagnosed with it today as I was only a few weeks ago. Preview: I will start off by telling you about the different types of asthma. Second I will explain the symptoms that go along with asthma. Third I will tell you about you can and is affect by asthma and finally what happens when you have an asthma attack and what you should do.
The pancreas is an organ located behind the stomach that produces chemicals called enzymes, as well as the hormones insulin and glucagon. These enzymes are usually only active after they reach the small intestine, where they are needed to digest food. When they somehow become active inside the pancreas, they digest pancreatic tissue causing swelling, bleeding and damage to blood vessels. Acute pancreatitis affects men more often than women. Certain diseases, surgeries, and habits make one more likely to develop this condition.
A: According to the American heart association 70% of Americans feel helpless to act during a cardiac emergency only 32% of cardiac victims receive CPR from a bystander. B: The American Red Cross states that only 8% of cardiac arrest that happen outside the hospital actually survives. C: If immediate CPR is implemented it can double, or triple that survival rate according to the mayoclinic.com. D: CPR stands for Cardio pulmonary resuscitation the goal of CPR is to keep oxygenated blood flowing through the heart and brain. E: One of the most common fears of performing CPR is fear of catching a disease.
SOSC 2330 THE ECONOMICS OF LAW, POLICY AND ORGANISATION. Smoking costs governments millions of dollars because of the large number of people who need treatment in hospitals for smoking related problems. Tobacco consumption is by far the leading cause of premature deaths and deceases in Canada. According to Health Canada more than 37,000 people will die this year due to smoking. Of those, more than 300 non-smokers will die of lung cancer and at least 700 non-smokers will die of coronary heart disease caused by exposure to second-hand smoke.