Monday, July 26, 2010

Coronary Heart Disease

-What is it?

Coronary Heart Disease refers to the failure of coronary circulation to supply adequate circulation to cardiac muscles and surrounding tissue.



By Smoking, Radiotherapy to the chest, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, competitiveness and time urgency



-1 )Medicine

It will help in clotting the blood, reducing the risks of heart attacks.

-2) Angioplasty and Stent Implantation

-It improves blood flow to the heart by using a special balloon to open a blocked artery from the inside. After that, a special expandable metal tube (stent) is put into the site, and left in place to keep the artery open.

-3) Bypass Surgery

-It is an operation where blood flow is redirected around a narrowed area in the coronary arteries, allowing blood to flow more freely to the heart muscle.

-4) Implantable Cardiac Defribillators (ICDs)

-After a heart attack, some people develop abnormal heart rhythms that could be life-threatening. A small device, ICD, can be implanted in the chest and connect to the heart.



-Have a heart-healthy diet that are low in fat and cholesterol and include several daily servings of fruits and vegetables.

-Avoid or reduce stress

-Quit smoking

-Exercise regularly

-Maintain a healthy body weight

-Control diabetes and cholesterol

-Lower your blood pressure


Group members: Wei Chern, Wei Jun, Yan Jin, Keith, Niloy

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