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    Coronary Artery Disease

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    ABSTRACT Coronary artery disease (CAD)‚ also known as coronary heart disease (CHD) or coronary atherosclerosis‚ involves the progressive narrowing of the arteries that nourish the heart muscle. Often there are no symptoms‚ but if one or more of these arteries become severely narrowed‚ angina may develop during exercise‚ stress‚ or other times when the heart muscle is not getting enough blood. Your coronary arteries are the major blood vessels that supply your heart with blood‚ oxygen and nutrients

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    Coronary artery disease

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    Coronary Artery Disease Coronary artery disease Definition “Coronary artery disease is a type of blood vessel disorder that is included in the general category of atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is derived from two Greek words: athero‚ meaning “fatty mush” and skleros‚ meaning “hard.” Atherosclerosis is often referred to as “hardening of the arteries.” Although this condition can occur in any artery in the body‚ the atheromas (fatty deposits) have a preference for coronary arteries”(Lewis &

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    Peripheral Artery Aid

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    Background to product Artery aid is a new innovative product that is designed specifically to treat sufferers of peripheral arterial disease. Artery Aid was inspired by personnel experience within the group. Kate‚ one off the members of Artery Aid‚ has witnessed the effects of peripheral artery disease first as her own mother suffered from the disease. This is what first inspired our product. The two main methods of treating peripheral artery disease are exercise and heat. Exercise works by working

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    Coronary Artery Disease

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    the start of symptoms and before reaching the hospital”. A heart attack happens to a person when the blood flow and oxygen supply to heart muscle is blocked‚ and it is mostly caused by the Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). CAD occurs when the arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle (coronary arteries) become hardened and narrowed. It often causes irregular heart beat or rhythm by blocking blood stream. The National Heart‚ Lung‚ and Blood Institute suggest that “everyone should know the warning

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    Coronary Artery Paper

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    Coronary arteries supply the heart with a constant supply of blood. These arteries are essential‚ providing oxygen and nutrients that keep the heart constantly pumping. Arteries have three layers including the external layer‚ tunica external‚ middle layer‚ tunica media and the inner layer‚ called the tunica intima. The outer layer is made up of connective tissue with elastic and collagenous fibers. Tunica media is the thickest layer composed of smooth muscle and can change the diameter of the arteries

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    Pulmonary Artery Catheterization Pulmonary artery catheterization is a procedure that is done to test blood movement through the heart and to monitor the heart’s function. In this procedure‚ a thin‚ flexible tube (catheter) is passed into the right side of the heart and into the main artery that carries blood from your heart to your lungs (pulmonary artery). The procedure may be done to evaluate or help diagnose various problems‚ such as: • Heart failure. • Shock. • Leaky heart valves (valvular

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    One of the first symptoms of coronary artery disease is known as angina pectoris commonly referred to as chest pain. It is the most common form of temporary ischemia that develops when the muscles of the heart doesn’t get enough blood supply. This type of symptommay occur when an individual is exercising or may even occur at rest. Sometimes before they realize that something is wrong‚ emotional stress can produce a sensation of pressure‚ chest constriction‚ or pain that may radiate from the sternal

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    Coranery Artery Disease

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    Coronary Artery Disease CAD is caused from plaque buildup in the arteries. The plaque builds up in the little passage way in the artery causing the flow of blood to lessen‚ which in turn can cause a heart attack. This plaque can also break off and will cause a blood clot‚ which can stop the flow of blood through the vein. Risk factors such as “smoking‚ diabetes‚ high cholesterol‚ and high blood pressure” (National Heart Lung and Blood Institute‚ page 1) can cause the plaque buildup

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    Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a progressive disease that causes narrowing or occlusion of the coronary arteries‚ causing a decreased blood supply to the myocardial layer of the heart‚ and prevents the arteries from dilating. As a result the tissue is deprived of oxygen necessary to thrive‚ which in turn can lead to myocardial ischemia‚ leading to several types of infarctions. Depending on the area of the ischemia‚ there can be several complications. For example‚ a ST segment elevation myocardial

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    Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) Our hearts only work when they are receiving oxygen‚ and blood as well as the proper nutrients. However‚ or bodies are very fragile and anything unhealthy will eventually damage the body. Some health conditions can actually harm our bodies as well as bad habits. I want to discuss and explain what does Coronary Artery Disease really means‚ the diagnosis and the treatment that is offered. CAD happens when

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