Cardiovascular disease has reportedly been the number one disease killer for men and women in the United States of America. Every one out of four deaths is caused by heart disease in the United States alone (Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention). Heart disease refers to the different types of conditions and symptoms that can affect the one’s heart and its functions to the body (Mayo Clinic). Cardiovascular/Heart disease has many causes and conditions, prevention methods and symptoms, and treatment options.
This research paper explores the different long-term benefits of preventing heart disease, in The United States. Heart disease is the current leading cause of death for women and men in the country, and the deaths caused by this illness are expected to increase in the future years. Studies show that treating cardiovascular diseases costs billions of dollars to the American government. Also the elevated number of cases reduces the labor force, to the point that it negatively impacts the economy. Nonetheless heart disease is easy to prevent, since it is mostly attributed to poor lifestyle habits, such as a poor diet, lack of regular exercise, drug or alcohol abuse, and high stress. Studies discussed in this paper, showed that working on a better preventive care of heart disease would bring long term benefits. Prevention and early detection will not only save billions of dollars to our government but it will also benefit the society as a whole.
According to the WHO, cardiovascular diseases have been the leading cause of death globally claiming 17 million lives a year, more deaths than all cancer combined (Chiu and Radisic, 2013). Cardiovascular disease is responsible for a preponderance of health problems and its impact is expected to grow further as the population ages. In the UK, NHS spends about £7.74 billion as the expenditure to deal with cardiovascular diseases (Barton et al., 2011). Cardiovascular disease in the form of myocardial infarction has become the principle cause of death in developed countries, accounting for nearly 40% of all deaths (http://www.bhf.org.uk/). Congenital heart defects, which occur in nearly 14 of every 1000 new-born children, is another tragic fact that baffles medical industry (http://www.heart.org/). About 61 million Americans (almost one-fourth of the population) live with cardiovascular diseases, such as coronary heart disease, congenital cardiovascular defects, and congestive heart failure.
The health objective I have decided to study is cardiovascular disease. Heart disease is one of the top five causes of death in Summit County. According to the research, it is the number one cause out of the top five. Summit County shares the same top five causes of death as the nation (Summit County Public Health website, 2016).
Heart failure is a chronic, debilitating disease affecting 5.1 million Americans. It is the most common cause of hospital admissions for Medicare beneficiaries, and is the diagnosis associated with most readmissions (Sterne, Grossman, Migliardi, & Swallow, 2014). Lower quality of life is experienced by patients with heart failure. Mortality rates remain high with about 30% of patients dying within the first year after diagnosis (Vellone et al., 2013). In the U.S. heart failure has become a major public health concern. The number of annual hospitalizations for individuals with heart failure increased from 2.4 million to 3.6 million from 1990 to 1999 (Veroff et al., 2012). Therefore, it is imperative to develop interventions to better
In conclusion, there are many ways to prevent heart disease. Some ways is to maintain a healthy weight and diet, and exercise regularly, and do not smoke. Increasing your physical activity to at least 30 minutes a week would reduce a person’s risk. If a person has a high blood pressure or high cholesterol, they should be monitoring and keeping it under control. The treatments for heart disease may be prescribe medication to treat the disease. Other treatments, changing your lifestyle can help a person lower their risk of complications. Surgical procedures to help restore blood flow to the
Coronary heart disease (CHD), also known as ischemic heart disease is the most prevalent form of cardiovascular disease in Australia. While over 20,000 of deaths in 2011 were attributed to CHD, there were estimated 590,000 Australians 18 years old and above diagnosed with CHD in 2011-2012 (AIHWAustralian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2014; Craft, 2014, p. 596).
Your heart is not only a pump, but it is a muscular organ divided into the right and the left side of your chest( Heart Disease- Mayo Clinic) This division is known for protecting oxygen-rich blood from mixing with oxygen-poor blood( Heart Disease- Mayo Clinic).
of the study is to determine the benefits and safety of the drug called Liraglutide in patients with
Heart disease causes almost thirty percent of elderly death each year and caused twenty-five percent of all deaths in 2008 (cardiosmart), yet despite its high death rates, we often are not taught the preventative measures before it is too late. While some risk factors of cardiovascular disease are uncontrollable (such as genetics, race, and age) many can be reduced through lifestyle changes. It is important to understand the risk factors, prevention methods, and types of cardiovascular disease.
Heart disease is of great concern and is one of the killer diseases in America today. Tentatively, one million people, both men and women die every day from cardiovascular disease, one death is recorded in every thirty three seconds. (Herat 2013). The number of deaths recorded from myocardial infarction and Congestive Heart Failure is more than that recorded from cancer and Aids joined together. Research suggests that cardiac diseases will be the number killer disease nationwide by the year 2020. (Heart 2013).
My goal is to become a doctor and do some research on heart disease. I have always been interested in the human body since I always wondered how it works. I was primarily interested in the heart. Heart disease is one of the leading causes of deaths for humans and I want to know why.
For my proposal, I would like to start by presenting a Heart Disease Quiz to see if people are aware or have knowledge about Heart disease. This will allow those to understand why Heart Disease is a serious and very dangerous disease and it is essential to understand and how to protect our children from this treacherous disease.
John Lennon of the Beetles rock group proclaimed they were “more popular than Jesus” (Sullivan 313). The hippie movement was roaring strong, preaching their ideas of, peace, love, sex and drugs. Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) and marijuana flowed free (Tendler) in nineteen hundred and sixty-six. Referred to as the good ole days, however medically speaking there was ample room for improvement. Heart disease accounted for thirty percent of the deaths, followed by cancer running at fifteen percent. Strokes were second on the list at eleven percent. Medically speaking, today is a much better time than fifty years ago based on the top three causes of death then vs now.
I have researched that scientist have proven patients diagnosed with the coronary heart disease cannot be cured. Although scientists haven’t found a cure yet, due to myself researching about the disease they state in the 4th stanza they have found out how individuals may reduce risks. They’re a couple of ways to prevent heart attacks or the other issues e.g. exercising, healthy dieting or quitting a bad smoke or alcohol habit. These small changes in their life can make a significant difference for coronary heart disease. If the patient does not want to follow through with this option they may chose the other option which is getting a surgery, this will put them in more pain but the heart attacks will reduce.