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Cardiovascular Disease. Do you know someone who has been a victim of a heart attack or stroke? Video – Watch your own heart attack. Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) – any disease that affects the heart or blood vessels. Video Cardiovascular Disease Biggest killer amoung older adults.

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Cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular Disease

Do you know someone who has been a victim of a heart attack or stroke?

Video – Watch your own heart attack.


Cardiovascular disease cvd any disease that affects the heart or blood vessels

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) – any disease that affects the heart or blood vessels.

  • Video Cardiovascular Disease

  • Biggest killer amoung older adults.

  • Affects more than 80 million, over 1 million die annually from CVD disorders.

  • Largest economic cost amount diseases, $444 billion in 2010 (both health care costs and loss of wages).

  • Most Common CVDs

    • Arteriosclerosis & Atherosclerosis (see book pg. 52)

    • Coronary Heart Disease & Heart Attack Heart Attack Video

    • Stroke Stroke Video

    • Hypertension (high blood pressure) High Blood Pressure Video


Major risk factors associated with coronary heart disease

Major Risk Factors Associated with Coronary Heart Disease.

  • Smoking

    • 2Xs as likely to develop CHD.

    • Increases risk in CVD.

    • There’s Hope! 10 years after quitting return to nonsmokers level.

  • Hypertension (Disease as well as a risk factor)

    • Diet high in sodium

  • High Blood Cholesterol Levels (page 57)

    • “bad cholesterol” LDL (below 100 is optimal)

    • “good cholesterol” HDL (above 60 is optimal) – carries cholesterol away from arteries and back to the liver.

  • See Figure 6 (page 55) combining risk factors.


More risk factors

More Risk Factors

  • Physical Inactivity

  • Diabetes

    • 75% of all individuals with diabetes die from some form of CHD.

  • Obesity and Overweight

  • Heredity

  • Gender

  • Increased Age

    Contributory Risk Factors

  • Stress

  • Alcohol Consumption

  • Diet and Nutrition


How can you reduce your risk of chd

How Can You Reduce Your Risk of CHD.

  • Don’t Smoke

  • Lower Your Blood Pressure

  • Reduce Blood Cholesterol Levels

  • Be Physically Active

  • Reduce Your Stress

    What is Heart Failure


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