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cardiovascular diseases?

just want to find out if stroke is included on cardiovascular diseases.

It is. Not because of any connection to the heart ("cardio"), but because of the "vascular" connection.  (+ info)

Cardiovascular Diseases?

Can i get some cardiovascular disease info for a project with sources Please and Thank You

Heart disease is any disorder that affects the heart's ability to function normally. Various forms of heart disease include:
* Alcoholic cardiomyopathy
* Aortic regurgitation
* Aortic stenosis
* Arrhythmias
* Cardiogenic shock
* Congenital heart disease
* Coronary artery disease (CAD)
* Dilated cardiomyopathy
* Endocarditis
* Heart attack (myocardial infarction)
* Heart failure
* Heart tumor
* Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
* Idiopathic cardiomyopathy
* Ischemic cardiomyopathy
* Acute mitral regurgitation
* Chronic mitral regurgitation
* Mitral stenosis
* Mitral valve prolapse
* Peripartum cardiomyopathy
* Pulmonary stenosis
* Stable angina
* Unstable angina
* Tricuspid regurgitation  (+ info)

What are some treatments of cardiovascular diseases?

I'm doing a project for school and I need to know how cardiovascular diseases are treated?

Cardiovascular disease or cardiovascular diseases refers to the class of diseases that involve the heart or blood vessels (arteries and veins). While the term technically refers to any disease that affects the cardiovascular system (as used in MeSH), it is usually used to refer to those related to atherosclerosis (arterial disease). These conditions have similar causes, mechanisms, and treatments. In practice, cardiovascular disease is treated by cardiologists, thoracic surgeons, vascular surgeons, neurologists, and interventional radiologists, depending on the organ system that is being treated. There is considerable overlap in the specialties, and it is common for certain procedures to be performed by different types of specialists in the same hospital.  (+ info)

Can you give me a list of interesting cardiovascular diseases?

Something unique, like diseases from House MD. I don't want something as common as a heart attack or myocardial infarction. Everyone else in my class will use those.

Diluthy cardiomyopathy
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Restrictive cardiomyopathy
Mitral Stenosis
Aortic Stenosis
angina Pectoris
Variant Angina
Atrial Fibrillation
Tricuspid Atresia  (+ info)

Is it cause saturated fats are a solid that they cause more issues in cardiovascular diseases?

I'm assuming that because saturated fats are more of a solid having this clog, bang, and hit around in the blood and circulatory system causes issues or diseases correct?

Yes. That is actually impressive, most people don't draw that conclusion.

Most of the time people don't actually think about what the "saturated" part of saturated fat means.
Saturated fats have all single bonds between its carbon atoms, as a result all the carbons are bonded with the most hydrogen atoms possible. Since there is so much in the lipid chains they are basically straight and can be packed very closely which makes the fat solid at room temperature (it has a high melting point). Unsaturated fat have at least one double bond in the chain of carbon as a result it is kinked and not straight like saturated fat. Since it has less hydrogen the molecule has weaker intermolecular forces meaning it does not have as much "strength" to be solid.

Not the best example but here is how you can think of the two:

Saturated Fat:

Carbon chain:

On both sids of the carbon would be a hydrogen atom:

That looks very sturdy and stackable.

Unsaturated Fat:

However the chain would bend down a bit after that double bond.  (+ info)

Alcohol use and cardiovascular diseases?

I've heard it mentioned that problems associated with prolonged excess alcohol consumption include some cardiovascular diseases, but can anyone tell me which one(s) in particular, and more importantly why this is (ie. what the connection is between alcohol and heart problems)? I know that alcohol use can cause hypertension (directly and/or via weight gain), but is there anything else? I once heard that alcohol somehow 'poisons' the heart muscle, but this sounded a bit too much like old wives' tales...


Big fat word for hardening of the arteries... Alcohol begins a downward spiral of heart conditions.

Alcohol starts off by (yes ruining the liver) narrowing the arterial walls in the body which increases blood pressure. Just imagine a pipe in your house that gets that calcium build up on the walls. It increases the water pressure while limiting the flow of water.

That pressure in humans is called hypertension or high blood pressure. That pressure can lead to a number of problems annyuersms, a dislodged clot etc....

If a clot is to dislodge and gets stuck in your heart it is called a myocardial infarction (MI) which is commonly known as a heart attack. If it gets stuck in your brain its called a cerebral vascular accident or CVA... commonly known as a stroke.

See the fun part about this is if you know a little you know that McDonalds can do all this too... Alcohol causes brain damage, kidney damage, and liver damage. If the whites of your eyes are yellow IMEDIATELY go to an ER. You may have hepatitis C. Just an FYI hepatitis is inflamation of the liver which can be also caused by scerosis which is hardening of the liver tissues... that requires a transplant.

The heart muscle doesn't gets poisoned by the way... It just slowly gets murdered when you have those heart attacks. Its the liver that is poisoned.

Hope that helps  (+ info)

what are some good questions about cardiovascular diseases?

i need to do a project about cardiovascular disease, but I'm not sure what kind of questions i need to use:
this is the rubric:

The news report includes a minimum of three interviews with each interview consisting of a minimum of five interview questions.
The news report follows the format of a real-world news story regarding cardiovascular health, activities, and diseases.

* Introduction
* Interviews
* Content of the Broadcast
* Personal Reflection

The news report demonstrates an understanding of cardiovascular issues and preventions.
The news report is creative and engaging.
Proper language, grammar, and vocabulary use.

It depends on the target audience. It is important to point out the magnitude of heart disease. For example, there is an estimated 14,600,000 people in the USA that suffer from coronary artery disease. The American Heart Association website also has other statistics similar to this and you may be able to use them. I think it is important to review the risk factors for heart disease, such as obesity, smoking, high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. Also the classic presentation of a heart attack. More importantly you can discuss atypical presentations of heart attacks. For example, women and diabetics are less likely to present with the typical chest pain associated with heart attacks and may present with atypical chest pain, nausea or shortness of breath. Good luck. Sorry I could not help more.

http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=4591  (+ info)

how do each of these diseases affect the cardiovascular system?

i am doing a project and i can not find the answer on the internet so:
how does heart disease affect the cardiovascular system?
how about diabetes?
and cholesterol?

Heart disease or cardiopathy is an umbrella term for a variety of different diseases affecting the heart. As of 2007, it is the leading cause of death in the United States, England, Canada and Wales, killing one person every 34 seconds in the United States alone.
The most common cause of heart disease is a narrowing of or blockage in the coronary arteries supplying blood to the heart muscle (coronary artery disease). Some heart diseases are present at birth (congenital heart disease).
Other causes include:
* Abnormal heart rhythm
* Abnormal heart valve function
* High blood pressure (hypertension)
* Weakening of the heart's pumping ability, often caused by infection or toxins (cardiomyopathy)
Risk factors for heart attack and coronary artery disease include:
* Diabetes
* Unhealthy cholesterol levels, especially high LDL ("bad") cholesterol and low HDL ("good") cholesterol
The medical term for high blood cholesterol and triglycerides is lipid disorder. Such a disorder occurs when you have too many fatty substances in your blood. These substances include cholesterol and triglycerides. A lipid disorder increases your risk for atherosclerosis, and thus for heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure (hypertension), and other problems.
Atherosclerosis is a condition in which fatty material collects along the walls of arteries. This fatty material thickens, hardens (forms calcium deposits), and may eventually block the arteries.  (+ info)

Can you prevent cardiovascular diseases by lifting weights?

I know you can prevent them with running, but can you prevent them from lifting weights?

It depends on the weight lifting program. Heavy weights can greatly increase blood pressure momentarily, and possibly cause minor arterial damage which is the precursor of cardiovascular disease

That will be less important than a low stress lifestyle and low fat, low salt, high nutrient, anti-oxidant rich diet.  (+ info)

What relationship exists between cardiovascular diseases and the circulatory system?

think they both have something to do with the heart  (+ info)

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