The Human Body System Is Not Immune For Pathological Deficiencies

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Our body system is not immune to pathological deficiencies. There exist numerous identified pathologies which compromise the regular functioning of a heart, but all heart-related pathologies are narrowed to a single condition known as Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS). This is the term formally used in reference to the different identified clinical entities threatening the cardiovascular system. ACS is the result of the progressive or complete sudden blocking of the arteries or veins; this prevents an appropriate blood flow through the circulatory system, and as a consequence, the body is unable to receive enough oxygen and nutrients to meet its daily necessities. This makes ACS a life-threatening form of coronary heart disease (CHD) that involves three mayor types of conditions, unstable angina, thrombosis, and atrial fibrillation. Even though there are many other conditions for ACS, these three are the most common causes of deaths for American citizens. This syndrome has become a serious issue in the last decade. Many people are unaware of what ACS is and how dangerous it is. ACS is responsible for the death of about 600,000 people only in the United States alone-that is 1 of every 4 deaths. Around other parts of the world, ACS was projected by the World Health Organization (WHO) to become the single largest cause of disease death worldwide by the year 2020 (Lu and Nordin, 2013). In the pharmacological world, there is a growing and expanding spectrum of prescribed drugs.

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