CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

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  • CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
    • ATHEROSCLEROSIS
      • Fatty deposits block the arteries
      • Endothelial cells are damaged
      • Inflammation of inner lining
      • Cholesterol builds up (atheroma)
      • Hard swelling from calcium salts (plaque)
    • HDL's
      • High-Density Lipoprotiens
      • higher protein content - from UNSATURATED fat
    • LDL's
      • Low-Density Lipoproteins
      • Low protein content - from SATURATED FAT
    • REDUCING THE RISKS
      • BLOOD PRESSURE DRUGS
        • Antihypertensives
        • ACE inhibitors
        • Diuretics
        • Calcium Channel Blockers
      • CHOLESTEROL DRUGS
        • statins
      • Increase Excersize
      • Stop Smoking
      • Maintain low cholesterol and blood pressure
      • Reduce alcohol intake
    • FACTS
      • main cause of death in UK
      • 200 000 deaths per year
    • STROKE
      • Loss of blood to the brain
      • Numbness, Paralysis of one side of the body, blurred speech
    • CORONARY HEART DISEASE
      • loss of blood to the heart
      • Chest pains, pain in left shoulder, arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat), shortness of breath

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