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Cardiovascular Diease in Class Lecture Notes

by: Monica Dinnsen

Cardiovascular Diease in Class Lecture Notes HLTH 1000

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This is a short set of notes that were taken in class. They include some information that will definitely be on the next exam. For study guide questions on this chapter, go to the first set of note...
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Cardiovascular Disease in Class Lecture Notes 1. Chronic Disease: a disease with gradual onset of symptoms that last a long time or recur. *The leading causes of death and disability in the U.S.* 2. Cardiovascular Disease: - Group of disorders includes: Hypertension, Coronary Heart Disease, Congestive Heart Failure, and Stroke - Risk Factors: poor nutrition, lack of physical activity, tobacco use, and excessive alcohol consumption. - *Quitting smoking after 1 year can reduce risk by 50%* 3. Atherosclerosis: - Body responds with inflammation at damaged sites - *LDL is “bad cholesterol” and HDL is “good cholesterol”* - *You want to increase HDL and lower LDL* - In atherosclerosis, inflammation is the enemy, not cholesterol. 4. Blood Pressure: - Normal is 120/80 - *Systolic is when the heart beats and Diastolic is when the heart is at rest between beats* 5. Coronary Heart Disease: - Partial blockages can cause angina (chest pain) 6. Heart Attack: - Also called Myocardial Infarction - Steady, silent build-up of heart disease - Left side of the body is full of pain 7. Stroke: - Blood supply to part of the brain stops - Ischemic: caused by blocked blood vessel - Hemorrhagic: ruptured artery 8. Arrhythmia: - Irregularity in speed and rhythm of the heart - Brady = slow, Tachy = fast 9. Smoking - Smoking related heart disease results in more deaths per year than smoking related lung cancer - Doubles the risk for stroke


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