Unit 1- human lifespan development - cardio vascular disease an ageing

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Risk of cv disease
Increases with age but likelihood may also be increased or reduced b y other factors.
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Changes in the hear with ageing- heart size.
-Heart may increase with size--> heart walla thickening--> more difficult for heart muscles to relax and fill with blood between beats.
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Changes in the hear with ageing- artery walls
Artery walls narrow due to clogging by fats called cholesterol, preventing blood from passing easily.
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Changes in the hear with ageing- pacemaker cells
Pacemaker cells decrease causing problems with the rhythm of the heart.
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Changes in the hear with ageing- Valves
Valves inside the heart thicken and become stiffer.
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Health factors that can exacerbate heart disease
Genetic inheritence, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes.
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Lifestyle factors that can increase the risk cardiovascular disease
Smoking, alcohol, lack of excercise, diet high in saturated fat, diet high in salt.
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negative effects of cardio vascular disease
loss of independence, anxiety about health, depression, anger, frustration, reduced mobility, loss of opportunity to develop new friendships
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positive effects of cardio vascular disease
- Closer relationships with family members and friends. - Choosing to improve lifestyle.
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Card 2

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-Heart may increase with size--> heart walla thickening--> more difficult for heart muscles to relax and fill with blood between beats.

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Changes in the hear with ageing- heart size.

Card 3

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Artery walls narrow due to clogging by fats called cholesterol, preventing blood from passing easily.

Back

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Card 4

Front

Pacemaker cells decrease causing problems with the rhythm of the heart.

Back

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Card 5

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Valves inside the heart thicken and become stiffer.

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