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What is Cardiovascular Disease? Doctor Akshay Khandelwal Explains


Cardiovascular disease involves abnormalities
of the heart and blood vessels. Coronary heart disease is the most common condition and is
the leading cause of death in the United States for both men and women. The lifetime risk
for developing significant cardiovascular disease is greater than the likelihood of
developing cancer. Your heart is a muscular pump that requires heart arteries to supply
oxygen-rich blood to keep it going. Coronary heart disease occurs when these blood vessels
become narrowed due to a buildup of plaque. The plaque is made up of cholesterol and other
substances. This process is called atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis occurs over a lifetime, and
is influenced by risk factors. Some risk factors can’t be changed, however, others can be altered
through healthy lifestyle choices and medications if needed. Symptoms of coronary heart disease
occur when the heart muscle does not get enough oxygen. Some describe this as chest pressure
or chest pain that starts over the left chest and can radiate or travel to the left arm,
left jaw, back, or sometimes to the right chest. Some patients do not have any chest
pain or pressure symptoms, but instead have intense shortness of breath or epigastric
discomfort that can feel like a bad heartburn. Breathlessness, nausea, vomiting, or sweats
can also sometimes be associated. These symptoms are called angina. There are many treatments
for angina, including medications, angioplasty and stents, and bypass surgery. Aggressive
risk factor modification is part of every treatment plan. Coronary heart disease can
have serious complications, including heart attacks and even sudden death. Fortunately,
developing significant coronary heart disease is largely preventable. Early prevention is
best, but you can still improve how you’ll do no matter how old you are by reducing your
risk factors. One study found that 50-year-old people who had not already developed significant
cardiovascular disease and didn’t have major risk factors reduced their lifetime risk for
developing significant cardiovascular disease, and they lived longer. Continue on through
this section to learn more.

3 thoughts on “What is Cardiovascular Disease? Doctor Akshay Khandelwal Explains

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