Myocardial Infarction The leading cause of death in males and females alike in America is coronary heart disease. Myocardial infarction, more commonly known as a heart attack, specifically effects a significant number of individuals. It claims a massive number of lives every day and year. “About 790,000 people in the US have heart attacks each year. Of those, about 114,000 will die” (American Heart Association, 2017).
Of these, 610,000 are a first heart attack victim. 325,000 happen in people who have already had a heart attack. Also coronary heart disease alone costs the United States $108.9 billion each year. This total includes the cost of health care services, medications, and loss of productivity. Deaths of heart disease in the United States back in 2008 killed about 24.5% of African Americans.
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.
Every 34 seconds someone has a heart attack and each minute someone dies from a heart disease-related event. There are approximately 715,000 heart attacks and 600,000 deaths each year due to heart disease in the United States. Although the frequency of CAD is similar in both black and white populations, the death rate from CAD is greater for blacks than for whites. In 2009 African Americans were 30% more likely to die from a heart disease than non-Hispanic white men. CABG is the most common type of open-heart surgery in the United States, with more than 500,000 surgeries performed each year.
If one were to break it down heart disease is responsible for 1 out of every 4 deaths (CDC, 2014). Coronary heart disease is the most common type of this disease and it costs the U.S roughly $110 billion each year for health care, medications, and lost productivity (CDC, 2014). The major risk factors for developing heart disease are having high blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and smoking. There are also several other factors such as: diabetes, obesity, poor diet, physical inactivity, and excessive alcohol use will contribute to the development of the disease. The second alarming from the National Vital Statistics Report is the prevalence of cancer among the U.S. Population.
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.
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.
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.
Coronary Heart Disease Coronary heart disease is the most common form of heart disease. It is a general term for both heart attack and angina. Many people suffer from it and 500,000 Americans die from it each year. It is much more common in older people and in males. However, women tend to be older and sicker when they are first treated for a heart attack.
This disease means that your heart is not getting enough blood. The good news is that surgery and basic life style change can give your heart another chance. Warning signs of coronary artery disease. Angina is one of the most common symptoms of the coronary artery disease. Angina is a feeling that can range from numbness or pressure to severe pain in your chest, arms, jaw, throat or upper back.