Greeting: Hello Everyone, My name is Shelly Kutschenko and I’m here to talk about Heart disease in women
Attention getter: Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in women in the United States. According to The Center for Disease Control (CDC), heart disease claimed more than 292,188 women’s’ lives in 2009, that’s 1 in every 4 female deaths. The National Coalition of Heart Disease states that “A woman dies every 34 seconds.”
Purpose: To inform my audience about Heart Disease in women
I. Signs and Symptoms
II. Diagnosis and Test
I. Signs and Symptoms: “Women tend to downplay their symptoms”…show more content… (Mayo Clinic 2012) D. CT scan (Cardiac Computerized Tomography): Is used to check for heart failure, as you lie down on a table that looks like a doughnut a rotating machine take images of your heart.(Mayo Clinic 2012) E. Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging): According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, a cardiac MRI uses radio waves, magnets, and a computer to create pictures of your heart.
III. Treatment A. Medication 1. Aspirin 2. Antiplatelet therapy
B. Lifestyle Changes 1. Quit Smoking: Each year more than 135,000 people die from smoking related heart-disease (WebMd). 2. Exercise: Dr. Dean Kereiakes, MD, FACC and Douglas Wetherill, MS notes that “currently, only 22% of adults in the United States exercise at a level that benefits their cardiovascular system,” (p.72) The US. Surgeon General recommends exercising for 20-30 a day, 5 days a week. (p. 75). 3. Reduce Stress : American Heart Association states “ Some scientist have noted a relationship between coronary heart disease risk and stress in a person’s life may affect the risk factors for heart disease, for example.”
1. Angioplasty: Kereiakes and Wetherill write that “angioplasty is a procedure in which a heart doctor inserts a balloon catheter over a thin wire across an artery. The balloon is inflated and compresses the plaque to clear the arteries of any blockage.”(p. 106-107).
2. Bypass Surgery: In the book