Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Causes Of Coronary Heart Disease and Treatment

The dangerous disease for men and women in the United States is heart disease, sometimes referred to as cardiovascular disease.Coronary heart disease (CHD) develops when the artery supplying blood to the heart becomes partially or wholly blocked. The good news is that heart disease is largely preventable.The heart is a muscle that is about the size of your fist. It pumps blood around your body and beats approximately 70 times a minute. After the blood leaves the right side of the heart, it goes to your lungs where it picks up oxygen.The oxygen-rich blood returns to your heart.
Coronary Heart Disease:
Coronary disease (or coronary heart disease) refers to the failure of coronary circulation to supply adequate circulation to cardiac muscle and surrounding tissue.It has no clear etiology, has many risk factors, including smoking, radiotherapy to the chest, hypertension, obesity, diabetes and hyperlipidemia.
The symptoms are
1.Chest pain or a milder pressure, tightness, squeezing, burning, aching or heaviness in the chest, lasting between 30 seconds and five minutes.
2.Shortness of breath, dizziness or a choking sensation accompanying the chest pain.
3.A sudden increase in the severity of angina.
The only certain way to diagnose and measure the extent of coronary heart disease is through the use of coronary angiography.  If your physician suspects that you have coronary heart disease, he will order the procedure.
Lifestyle changes:
Lifestyle changes that may be useful to fight coronary disease include:
1.Weight control
2.Stop smoking
4.Healthy diet.
5.Fish oil consumption to increase omega-3 fatty acid intake.
1.Cholesterol lowering medications, such as statins, are useful to decrease the amount of "bad" (LDL) cholesterol.
2.ACE inhibitors, which treat hypertension and may lower the risk of recurrent myocardial infarction.
Surgical intervention:
2.Coronary artery bypass
3.Heart Transplant

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