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  • The Heart Of Heart Disease

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    Heart disease is known widely all over the world. It’s the number one death issue in the United States and also in the state of Oklahoma. Even though America is counted as one of the developed countries in the world, however, it still has an issue of finding a cure to stop these deadly diseases. In Oklahoma, the number one death issue is heart disease and strokes (Heart Disease and Strokes). “It is Oklahoma’s leading killer for both men and women, resulting in more than 9,000 deaths in 2012” (Understanding

  • The Heart Of Heart Disease

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    of the case study regarding a 47 year old man who has recently been diagnosed with a heart disease known as CAD; I decided to further my research on this topic because it was intriguing to discover all heart diseases including coronary heart disease are taking the lives of countless individuals each year in our nation. A tremendous number of more than 13 million Americans (2005-2015, WebMD). This chronic disease is also known as atherosclerosis and is characterized as a fatty plaque build-up in arteries

  • Cardiovascular Disease And Heart Disease

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    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

  • Heart Disease And Myocardial Infarction

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    According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one cause of death in women, yet most women are not aware of their own risk. In the past, heart disease and myocardial infarction (MI) has been associated with men, which has lead to a misunderstanding within the public that women are not at risk. This has further lead to an oversimplified description of symptoms associated with men, which has been detrimental to women (American Heart Association). Davis et al. (2013) noted

  • Cardiovascular Disease And Heart Disease

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    According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease or heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in America. Cardiovascular disease refers to a disease of the heart and/or blood vessels. It is also known as heart disease. The term cardiovascular disease covers many conditions and is extremely dangerous. Atherosclerosis is one of the major conditions that falls under the cardiovascular disease category. Atherosclerosis is a condition that develops when plaque, made from various

  • The Heart Of Heart Disease

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    HEART DISEASE Heart diseases also known as cardiovascular diseases are various conditions types that may interfere with the function of the heart. These condition types include atherosclerotic also known as coronary artery heart disease which is shown to affect arteries leading to the heart, the heart valve disease which affects the functionality of valves in regulating in and out of the blood flow to the heart. Cardiomyopathy affects the squeezing of the heart muscles. Arrhythmias also called the

  • 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

  • Heart Disease, The Leading Cause Of Disease

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    Heart Disease is a disease that affects the heart’s functions and is incurable. There are several types of Heart Disease including Coronary Artery Disease, Cardiomyopathy, Arrhythmia, and Coronary Valve Disease. Heart Disease begins with inflammation and irritation of the inner lining of the coronary arteries and over time, cholesterol in the bloodstream can collect in the inflamed areas and begin the formation of a plaque (Werdo, n.d.). This plaque grows and as it does, the diameter of the artery

  • Congenital Heart Disease

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    the cause of a disease or an otherwise abnormal condition. This term is generally used by doctors and various other medical staff who study disease. S&S is an acronym for the term sudden and serious. This basically describes conditions that require immediate medical attention and can end up being fatal without immediate action. Congenital heart disease in newborns is a very common birth defect and effects roughly 1 in 100 or 1% of the babies born in the United States. Some of the heart defects that

  • A Study On Heart Disease

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    United States, heart disease. I am choosing to do my project on heart disease for several reasons. First, heart disease is very common on my father 's side of the family. Both of my father 's parents have been diagnosed with heart disease and my father himself has been diagnosed with high blood pressure, which is a precursor to developing heart disease. Also, by doing my project on heart disease, I hop that I can learn some ways in which I can prevent myself from developing heart disease, since it