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  • Cornary artery disease

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    Coronary Artery Disease “Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. It is the leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women. Coronary heart disease is a common term for the buildup of plaque in the heart’s arteries that could lead to heart attack. But what about coronary artery disease? Is there a difference?  The short answer is often no — health professionals frequently use the terms interchangeably (Medline Plus).” “CAD happens when the arteries that

  • Coronary Artery Disease ( Chd )

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    Coronary artery disease (CHD). Coronary artery disease is characterized by damaged or diseased coronary arteries, the major blood vessels that supply the heart with oxygen. The major cause of CHD is atherosclerosis, the build-up of fat deposits (plaque) and other cellular waste products on the walls in arteries that cause further inflammation and narrowing or complete blockage of major heart vessels. As a result, the decreased blood flow cause chest pain and shortness of breath. In some cases, a

  • Definition Of Coronary Artery Disease

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    Definition of Coronary Artery Disease Coronary artery disease (CAD) develops when plaque builds up in the narrow arteries of the heart. The arteries that are affected supply blood to your heart, oxygen, and numerous amounts of nutrients to the heart. The plaque that builds in the arteries is from the amount of cholesterol that is accumulated in the arteries. The plaque that builds within the arteries of the heart decrease the blood flow to the heart often resulting in chest pain (angina), shortness

  • Coronary Artery Disease Essay

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    Coronary Artery Disease, also known as CAD, is the most common form of heart disease. (Heart and Stroke Foundation, 2009) Coronary Artery Disease obstructs the blood flow in vessels that provides blood to the heart which is caused by the buildup of plaque on the artery walls. (Rogers, 2011, p.87) (Heart and Stroke Foundation, 2009) Plaque is a yellow substance that consists of fat substances, like cholesterol, and narrows or clogs the arteries which prevents blood flow. (Heart and Stroke Foundation

  • Coronary Artery Disease ( Cad )

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    INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND Coronary artery disease (CAD; also more simply referred to as coronary heart disease) is a specific type of atherosclerosis, which is in turn a form of arteriosclerosis (Dulson, Fraser, LeDrew, & Vavitas, 2011). All of these medical conditions entail the same problem, which hinders proper blood flow of oxygenated blood in the arteries: the sclerosis (that is, hardening) of arteries in the circulatory system (Sclerosis [medicine], 2016). Arteriosclerosis is a general term

  • Coronary Artery Disease

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    of death worldwide, though many people live with this disease for many years without knowing it. Types of heart diseases include coronary artery disease, cardiomyopath, valvular heart disease, pericardial disease, and congenital heart disease. The most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is when the arteries that supplies blood for the heart muscle gradually hardens and thickens (artherosclorosis) because of the buildup from salt, fat, cholesterol

  • A Brief Note On Coronary Artery Disease

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    Coronary Artery Disease is a condition where the blood flow through the coronary arteries of the heart become partially or completely blocked by plaque buildup. CAD is responsible for over 500,000 deaths in the USA annually. Unfortunately in ¼ of the population, death is the first warning sign of CAD. Atherosclerosis is the process by which plaque builds up in the vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart muscle. This lack of blood flow is called ischemia, which will lead to angina in many

  • Coronary Artery Disease And Cardiovascular System

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    the oxygen and nutrients that are required to function and survive (Sanders, Lewis, Quick, & McKenna, 2007, p. 123-124). In the case of an individual with CAD, the most common cause is atherosclerosis. It is a chronic inflammatory reaction in the artery walls with deposits of fatty proteins/lipids and cholesterol (Drake, Vogl, & Mitchell, 2015, p. 27). The inflammatory process is a pathological feature that contributes to the stages of atherosclerosis. It is initiated by attracting white blood

  • Cardiology and Coronary Artery Disease Essay

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    important of all, Ischemic heart diseases, refers to “heart ailments caused by the narrowing of arteries and decreasing the blood supply to the heart” (Cardiovascular), risking the death of a patient. As mentioned previously, one of the diseases that is related to Ischemic heart diseases is Coronary Artery Disease, which is known to be one of the deadliest and leading cause of heart attacks. To start, Coronary Artery disease is mentioned as the “disease that leads to […]

  • The Structure and Function Of Arteries, Veins and Capillaries

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    The Structure and Function Of Arteries, Veins and Capillaries In its route from the heart to the tissues, the blood passes through channels of six foremost types: elastic arteries, muscular arteries, arterioles, capillaries, venules and veins. I intend to explore the structure and function of arteries, veins and capillaries. When an artery branches into smaller and smaller vessels, eventually the blood vessel is too small to see with the naked eye. At that point, it