Heart Disease : Disease Control And Prevention

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Heart disease has been around as early as the 1900s and is the number one killer of men and women in the United States. According to the CDC about 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year, which is 1 in every 4 deaths ("Heart Disease Facts." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Killing roughly over 370,000 people yearly, coronary heart disease is clearly the most common type of heart disease ("Heart Disease Facts." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Even though the cause and effects of heart disease began to become visible around the 1900s, the actual history of this disease dates as far back as ancient Egypt. During the 1800s, a German Egyptologist and novelist, Georg Ebers came across an Egyptian papyrus in Thebes. In it had data regarding information on how to detect heart failure. With his discovery, the Egyptians basically knew how the heart operates and how to spot the symptom and treat the problem. Other names for heart disease are: Arrhythmia, Broken heart syndrome, Coronary heart disease, Coronary microvascular disease, Heart failure, and Sudden cardiac arrest. Before I get any further, we must first know what heart disease actually is? Well, heart disease is a range of conditions that affect your heart. What Causes Heart Disease? Studies show that heart disease starts with damage to the lining and inner layers of the coronary heart
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