Heart Disease. By: Megan Radcliffe, Janaki Patel, Sriya Potluri, Kevin Qualls Pd 1B. Introduction: What is Heart Disease?.
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By: Megan Radcliffe, Janaki Patel, Sriya Potluri, Kevin Qualls
Heart Disease is where there are heart problems that happen to the valves in the heart, or the heart may not pump well and cause heart failure. Some people are born with Heart Disease. Heart Disease kills more people in the US than any other disease. The most common heart disease is Coronary Artery Disease in the US.
This is what happens in the Artery when someone gets Coronary Artery Disease, which is a type of Heart Disease.
Heart Disease affects Black people the most for both genders. However, men are at more risk than women. Asians and people from the Pacific region are at the least risk of Heart Disease, but there is still a possibility.
This is a graph showing which adults are affected by Heart Disease the most.
-Coronary Artery Disease
-Not enough exercise
It can be described as a discomfort, heaviness, pressure, aching, burning, fullness, squeezing, or painful feeling in your chest. It can be mistaken for indigestion or heartburn. Angina may also be felt in the shoulders, arms, neck, throat, jaw, or back.
1. Does that mean that I can’t eat high sodium foods to avoid getting heart disease?
~No, it just means you need to eat high sodium foods in moderation.
2. What part of the body other than the heart does it affect?
~It affects many other parts including veins, arteries, capillaries, chest, brain, abdomen, and blood vessels.