Public health Problem Every 34 seconds someone has a heart attack in the United States. Heart Attacks, which are also referred to as myocardial infarctions, have become a leading health issue in America. According to the American Heart Association, about 920,000 Americans have a heart attack each year, and about 452,000 of those result in death. The problem strikes when blood flow to a part of the heart is blocked for a long period of time and causes the heart to stop pumping. If the heart is not pumping, it can cause a heart muscle to become severely damaged or die.
(2013) Centers of Disease Control and Prevention” Heart disease is caused by plaque buildup in arteries also called atherosclerosis which leads to blockages. The arteries change from smooth and elastic to... ... middle of paper ... ...r–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half of the deaths due to heart disease in 2009 were in men. Coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease, killing more than 385,000 people annually.
Diabetes is found to be related with the elevated generation of atherosclerosis that affects the arteries involve in the circulation to the heart, brain and lower extremities. As well as diabetic myocardial disease, is one of the complications of diabetes. Diabetes founds to affect about 100 million people all over the world. The conditions of diabetes leading to the introduction and generation of microvascular disorder that is results by the destruction of the small blood vessels and macrovascular disorders that results by the destruction of arteries. In diabetic patient the major reason of inability and death is the vascular disease mainly atherosclerosis.
There is a very long list of things that can cause Congestive Heart Failure. Among that list are aging, being obese, Diabetes, and other diseases. One of the most common causes of Congestive Heart Failure is Hypertension, which is abnormally high blood pressure, causes the heart muscle to stress and pump against a lot of pressure. Having high blood pressure makes the heart work harder to pump blood, causing stiffness problems leading to muscle weakening, contributing to the development of Congestive Heart Failure. Congestive Heart Failure is also caused by heart attacks because heart attacks cause part of the heart muscle to be damaged and makes the heart pump less effectively.
Introduction Some 7 million Americans suffer from coronary heart disease (CHD), the most common form of heart disease. This type of heart disease is caused by a narrowing of the coronary arteries that feed the heart. CHD is the number one killer of both men and women in the U.S. Each year, more than 500,000 Americans die of heart attacks caused by CHD. Many of these deaths could be prevented because CHD is related to certain aspects of lifestyle. Risk factors for CHD include high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity--all of which can be controlled.
The growing plaques may block the delivery of nutrients to the artery walls, causing them to lose their elasticity. This in turn may lead to high blood pressure, which also increases the risk of coronary heart disease. When the arteries become narrowed the blood and oxygen supply to the heart muscle is restricted, particularly when you exert yourself and the demands of the heart muscle increase. It has been recognised that the risk of developing coronary heart disease increases with age. Atherosclerosis takes a long time to develop and the arteries naturally become less elastic as we age, often leading to a greater risk of high blood pressure.
Condition of the heart. Heart disease continues to be one of the leading causes of death in the United States, and because of this, a variety of conditions tend to occur over time. One of these conditions is atrial fibrillation that, according to the American heart association, “an estimated two million Americans have an irregular heartbeat” (MNN, 2005). It can be seen at times in apparently healthy people, but generally happens in persons older than 65 years of age, and if they are younger than 65 years old, they may suffer conditions such as hypertension, or coronary heart disease. Atrial fibrillation is “a common heart rhythm problem” (CNN,2005).
The total costs include medications, decrease in productivity, and medical services. What is coronary heart disease (CHD)? It is a disease when plaque gets built up in the coronary arteries; and the job of the arteries are to provide rich-oxygenated blood to the heart muscle. Built plaque in the arteries leads to atherosclerosis and the plaque that is built can result from over the years. Throughout the years, the plaque tends to get hard or can rupture.
A heart attack can happen when there is a tear in the plaque, this triggers blood platelets and other substances start to form a blood clot at the site that blocks blood from being able to flow to the heart. This is the most frequent cause of heart attack. A slow buildup of plaque may narrow one of the coronary arteries so that it is almost blocked. The cause of heart attack is not always identified. Heart attacks can occur at anytime; when you are asleep or resting, after a sudden increase in physical activity, after sudden, severe emotional or physical stress, including illness.
Michael Prasinos Health Disparities Term paper Cardio Vascular disease Hispanics Cardio Vascular Disease (CVDs) is the number one cause of death worldwide. More people die from CVDs than from any other cause. Cardio vascular disease is a broad term used to describe an assortment of diseases that affect your heart. The multiple diseases that fall under the category of cardio vascular disease include the diseases of your blood vessels such as coronary artery disease; heart rhythm problems and heart defects you are born with. Cardio vascular disease refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can ultimately lead to a heart attack, chest pain or even a stroke.