Welcome Lisa Marzoli, BS, MBA Wellness Coordinator, Anthem. The Heart Truth and Red Dress are trademarks of DHHS. A National Campaign. To help women understand their risk of heart disease and take action Especially women ages 40 to 60 Partnership of many groups
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WelcomeLisa Marzoli, BS, MBAWellness Coordinator, Anthem
The Heart Truth and Red Dress are trademarks of DHHS.
The cardiovascular system comprises the heart, with its four chambers; arteries, in which blood moves away from the heart; veins, in which blood returns to the heart; and a system of capillaries, which transport blood between small arteries and small veins. In this diagram, the heart has been split into two halves to illustrate better the functions of the right and left sides.
Source: Chung, M.K., and Rich, M.W. Introduction to the cardiovascular system. Alcohol Health and Research World 14(4):269–276, 1990.
Coronary Circulation: It's All in the Heart
While the circulatory system is busy providing oxygen and nourishment to every cell of the body, let's not forget that the heart, which works hardest of all, needs nourishment, too. Coronary circulation refers to the movement of blood through the tissues of the heart. The circulation of blood through the heart is just one part of the overall circulatory system.
The illustration shows a normal artery with normal blood flow (figure A) and an artery containing plaque buildup (figure B). Source=http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Hbc/HBC_WhatIs.html
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Less than 120/80 mm Hg
Total: Less than 200 mg/dL
HDL: Women 50 mg/dL or higher
Men 40 mg/dL or higher
LDL: varies according to heart risk
for low risk less than 160 mg/dL
Triglycerides: Less than 150 mg/dL
Less than 100 mg/dL
BMI: Less than 25 kg/m2
Waist: 35 inches or less for women
40 inches or less for men
EKG or ECG is a record of heart’s electrical activity as it contracts and relaxes
Can detect various problems such as abnormal heartbeats, muscle damage, and poor blood flow
Records heart’s electrical activity while exercising
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