Cardiovascular Diseases and ECG tracings. Cardiologist for the day!. Cardiovascular Disease. Diseases and injuries that include: The Heart Blood vessels of the heart Blood vessels of the body. Cardiovascular Disease In Canada. A stroke is a considered a cardiovascular disease
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Cardiovascular Diseases and ECG tracings Cardiologist for the day!
Cardiovascular Disease • Diseases and injuries that include: • The Heart • Blood vessels of the heart • Blood vessels of the body
Cardiovascular Disease In Canada • A stroke is a considered a cardiovascular disease • Problem with blood flow to the brain • Over the past 20 years heart diseases has decreased 25% • Every 7 minutes someone dies from heart disease and stroke • A leading cause of death in Canada (2008)
Cardiovascular disease in Canada • 2008 Data • Approx. 28% of death in Canada that year • Ischemic heart disease • Stroke • Heart attack • Slightly higher with females • Cost 20.9 billion/ year • 2007-2008 Nova Scotia had highest rate of reported disease at 6.4%
Risk Factors • 9 in 10 Canadians have one risk factor for heart disease or stroke • Smoking • Alcohol • Physical inactivity • High blood pressure • High cholesterol • Obesity • Stress • Diabetes • Age
Heart Disease Conditions • Heart disease describes many heart conditions • Most common is coronary artery disease (CAD) • Arterial fibrillation • Angina • Atherosclerosis • Heart attack • Congenital heart disease • Kawasaki disease • Valve disorders • And many more
Abnormal ECG’s • Things to look at: • P wave size • Rhythm • Rate • QRS duration • P-R Interval
What can we do to prevent cardiovascular disease? • Not smoke • Watch alcohol consumption • Be physically active • Control diet • Be aware of ones family health history • Know your stats