Coronary Heart Disease. by Amy Lovern, RN, BSN. What is coronary heart disease?. It is a condition occurring when the blood and oxygen supply to the heart diminish due to narrowing blood vessels. Coronary artery and arteriosclerotic heart disease are two other names for coronary heart disease.
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Amy Lovern, RN, BSN
by impaired blood flow to the
cause of coronary heart disease.
This condition occurs when plaque builds up on artery walls causing them to narrow.
asymptomatic or may lead to angina
pectoris (chest pains), myocardial
infarction (heart attack), dysrhythmias,
heart failure, and even sudden death.
stop smoking, the risk of mortality
from CHD is reduced by half.
risk of death from CHD by as much as 30%.
less than 300 milligrams of cholesterol each day.
2,300 milligrams of sodium per day.
include increased availability of oxygen
to the heart muscle, decreased oxygen
demand and cardiac workload, and
decreased blood pressure.
two on the right and two on the left.
called the atria.