Cardiovascular Disease ( Cvd )

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Adults with Cardiovascular Disease Cardiovascular disease (CVD), also known as heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the Center for Disease Control, over 600,000 people in the United States die a year from CVD which accumulates to one in four deaths each year (CDC, 2014). Despite the significant number of deaths, progress has been made over the past 50 years to define, identify, and modify risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CDC, 2014). These risk factors are hypertension, dyslipidemia, obesity, type two diabetes, cigarette smoking, and of course, physical inactivity. CVD It includes several problems, many of which are related to a process called atherosclerosis. “Atherosclerosis is a condition that develops when plaque builds up in the walls of the arteries. The buildup narrows the arteries, making it harder for blood to flow through. If a blood clot forms, it can stop the blood flow. This can cause a heart attack or stroke” (American Heart Association, 2013). Other types of CVD are heart failure, arrhythmia, and heart valve problems. Heart disease can increase a person’s risk for developing other diseases and can even lead to death. Exercise is a great way to help people with cardiovascular disease as well as help with prevention for those who don’t. Although exercise is recommended, many individuals do not participate in it. My population will specifically target adults with cardiovascular disease and the benefits of exercise
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