B1 - High Blood Pressure and Heart Disease

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What chemicals in cigarette smoke increase blood pressure? (2)
Carbon Monoxide, Nicotine.
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What is heart rate?
The number of times the heart beats (or contracts) per minute.
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What in your diet may cause you to be more at risk of heart disease? (2)
Saturated fat, salt.
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Saturated fats can cause...
Build up of cholestral.
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What does a build up of cholestral mean and cause?
Forms plaques in artery wall, narrows the arteries, which restrict flow of blood, can cause heart attack.
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How do narrow arteries increase the risk of a heart attack?
- Heart muscle supplied with blood from arteries - If narrowed, blood flow to heart is restricted - Heart muscle recieves less oxygen
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What other than narrow arteries restricts blood flow?
A thrombosis (blood clot)
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What is heart rate?

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The number of times the heart beats (or contracts) per minute.

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What in your diet may cause you to be more at risk of heart disease? (2)

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Saturated fats can cause...

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What does a build up of cholestral mean and cause?

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