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Cardiovascular Disease . Risks & Prevention for Young Adults. Kristen Hinners. Cardiovascular Disease is Heart Disease. Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Higher Risk of Heart Disease:. High Blood Pressure High Blood Cholesterol Family History

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cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular Disease

Risks & Prevention for Young Adults

Kristen Hinners


Cardiovascular Disease is Heart Disease

Heart Disease is the

leading cause of death in

the United States

higher risk of heart disease
Higher Risk of Heart Disease:
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Blood Cholesterol
  • Family History
  • Diabetes
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Higher Risk of Heart Disease:
  • Smoking
  • Poor Eating Habits
  • Lack of exercise
  • Obesity or Overweight
  • Age
coronary artery disease
Coronary Artery Disease
  • Coronary Artery Disease Video
conditions of cardiovascular disease
Conditions of Cardiovascular Disease




Heart Attack



Hardening of the arteries

Arteries are no longer flexible

Can Damage Organs due to poor blood circulation


Arteries narrower

Fat and cholesterol build up called plaques

Restricted blood flow

  • Complications:
      • Stroke
      • Heart Attack
      • Damage Organs


The condition when the heart does not get the needed amount of blood

heart attack
Heart Attack
  • myocardial infarction

Blood supply for the heart is blocked

Not enough oxygen

Artery dies permanently


When a part of the brain does not get enough blood and dies as a result

treatment test
Treatment & Test
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Bypass Surgery
  • Catheter inserted into by an incision in the arm or groin
  • Internal view of the heart
  • One-Two Hours Long
  • Your Awake during the test

More on Coronary Angiogram

  • Preformed during an angiogram
  • Small balloon placed inside artery to spread out plaque
  • Restores proper blood flow
  • A stent or wired tube may be placed and left in artery
risks of angiogram
Risks of Angiogram
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Blood clots
  • Heart attack or stroke
  • Seizures
  • 1 in 500 will have serious complication which may result in death
coronary bypass surgery
Coronary Bypass Surgery
  • Open Heart Surgery
  • Bypass coronary arteries with the use of arteries from somewhere else in the body
  • Many incision throughout the body
  • Cut open ribs to operate
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Coronary Bypass Surgery
  • Approximately a week in the hospital
  • Two to four weeks of home rest
  • 4% of patients have serious complications
  • Very painful
  • Be mindful of diet
  • Be physically active
  • Know your risks
  • Keep your cholesterol and blood sugar at a healthy level
  • Don’t Smoke
  • Reduce Stress