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Understanding Cardiovascular Diseases Such as Heart Attacks
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for Americans. That’s why it’s important to learn as much as you can about cardiovascular health, including what types of cardiovascular diseases you may or may not be at risk of developing. The following is a brief summary of the most common cardiovascular diseases, many of which can lead to a heart attack.
A heart attack is probably the most commonly recognized form of cardiovascular disease. When blood can’t get to the heart muscle, that vital organ is deprived of oxygen and nutrients. You can die from a heart attack, or suffer serious debilitation.
Coronary Artery Disease
This is also often referred to as the narrowing of the arteries, which is a visually descriptive way to explain this health condition. This problem occurs when the arteries harden due to cholesterol deposits that accumulate inside the arteries. This causes the arteries to become narrow and hard, which puts you at a higher risk of a heart attack.
This actually is not as scary as an actual heart attack, much as the term heart failure may sound scary. Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle is not pumping the way it should, which means your body starts retaining salt and water, which results in swelling and difficulty breathing. You may experience shortness of breath and assume there is something wrong with your lungs when in actuality the problem is your heart is not pumping the way it should.
An arrhythmia is simply an irregular heartbeat. In most cases, this is not to be of concern, but in some cases, irregular heart palpitations can cause health problems.
Your heart depends on more than just the muscle to pump blood. Your heart valves are essential parts of the mechanics of a well functioning heart, so heart valve problems can cause serious health problems. When valves leak or become prolapsed, it may become necessary to replace a valve.
Preventing Heart Attacks
If you discover you are developing a form of cardiovascular disease, you will want to take proactive steps to reverse the problems. You may need to undergo surgery (to reroute blood flow to the heart, replace a valve, or to clean out a partially blocked artery), but you can also reverse heart disease by taking actions to live a more healthy life. Eat right, exercise, stay away from excess hormones (oral contraceptives, hormone replacement therapy) and stay away from smoke. Your heart will thank you for it!
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