Cardiovascular Disease Essay

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Cardiovascular Disease
Nanette Jones
June 7, 2013
Michelle Rose

The heart, the human heart is the size of a fist; on the other hand, it works persistently from before birth to death. The heart starts beating by 21 to 28 days after conception and beats all through life expectancy. The heart is also the strongest muscle in the human body. There are causes, symptom, and prevention for cardiovascular disease.

The causes of cardiovascular disease vary on the certain cardiovascular disease in question. This may perhaps appear confusing, but cardiovascular disease is not truly one disease, rather, it is a name used to label any disease that involves the heart or blood vessels. In event, there are over 60 different types of cardiovascular disease.
Here are some examples of different causes of cardiovascular disease: Angina- “Temporary decrease in oxygen and nutrients to heart muscle, most commonly from coronary artery disease.” Atherosclerosis- “not known,” Coronary artery disease- “Atherosclerosis,” Heart attack- “Severely narrowed or completely blocked coronary artery from a blood clot,” Stroke- “Severely narrowed or completely blocked artery in the brain or the rupture of a blood vessel in the brain,” High blood pressure- “not know” and Congestive heart failure- “damage or weakened heart muscle, most commonly from: coronary artery disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.” This is only a few causes of cardiovascular disease. There can be symptoms of cardiovascular disease.
Cardiovascular disease can cause symptoms ranging from chest pain to sudden numbness of the face or arms. There is severely cardiovascular disease, so possible signs may not be the same in all causes. In general, symptoms occur most frequently in the heart and brain, as well as in the legs, pelvis, or arms. The most common is coronary heart disease. The symptoms that may affect the heart are:
“Chest pain or chest discomfort (angina)”
“Pain in one or both arms, the left shoulder, neck, jaw, or back”
“Shortness of breath”
“Faster heartbeats”
“Nausea(feeling sick to your stomach)”