Informative Speech On Heart Disease

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Grayson D. Blake Speech Gary Travis Heart Disease Over 630,000, that is the number of Americans that die every year due to heart disease (according to the American Heart Association). That is every 1 in 4 people. I will be talking to you today about what heart disease is, the history of heart disease, and how its contracted. A lot of people are affected by heart disease by being diagnosed with it or knowing someone who has been diagnosed. Some of you might have heard…show more content…
The heart is a muscle in the body that helps pump blood through the body, the blood transports essential materials to different parts of the body. But heart disease is when the arteries are narrowed or blocked. This prevents oxygen and nutrients from getting to the heart. Heart Disease is caused by Atherosclerosis or Arteriosclerosis which is a general term of hardening of the arteries. Atherosclerosis is the build up of plaque on the inside of the blood vessels. Plaque is a fatty substance which is found in fried foods and other types of food. Heart Disease is also called Coronary Artery Disease or CAD. CAD causes heart attacks, strokes, aneurisms, and many other conditions. Now that I have explained what CHD is I’m going to tell you a little bit about the history of CHD. Before 1915 CHD was pretty much under the radar killing only 3,000 people per year. Scientists, doctors, and physician had almost no idea how to diagnose the symptoms of Heart Disease until they created the American Heart Association. A pioneering group of physicians and social workers created the first Association for the Prevention and Relief of Heart Disease in New York City in 1915. They created the

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