Coronary Disease

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Around 7 million men and women are affected yearly by a disease known as Coronary artery disease (CAD). If one has a reduction of blood flow going to the myocardium, they may have angina pectoris. Some people may not experience any pain, while others will have heart attacks, due to developing atherosclerotic plaques.
Some risks for CAD could be smoking, HTN, obesity, bad cholesterol, diabetes, and genetics. There are so many risk factors for CAD, but most of them can be lowered by changing one’s lifestyle. Usually, up till the age of 70, males may have a higher chance for CAD.
Depending on what signs or symptoms one is having, will depend on how the individual is diagnosed. Stress tests, radionuclide imaging, echocardiography, and many other ways can be used to check for CAD. Once CAD is diagnosed, treatment can begin. The treatments used for CAD can be medications, coronary artery bypass grafting, percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty or a stent all depending on the severity.
Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is where the blood …show more content…

The heart will be weaker, unable to send blood through the body, helping the electrical rhythm to stay regular. It can be inherited from family, or developed by a disease. People with cardiomyopathy may have swelling in some body parts. They may even have heart failure or arrhythmia. Because there are four major types of cardiomyopathy, it is very important that you run tests to make a diagnosis for the correct treatment to be used. The four main types are: The most common one that weakens the walls of the heart is dilated cardiomyopathy, second most common one that makes the walls of the heart thicken is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, the type that happens when the artery that is leading to the heart is narrowed or blocked is the ischemic cardiomyopathy and the restrictive cardiomyopathy restricts the heart from stretching and is very

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