facts about heart attacks

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#23 Feb 12, 2014
http://www.idph.state.il.us/about/womenshealt...
nurseamyg wrote:
What factors increase my chances for cardiovascular disease?
The three biggest risk factors for cardiovascular disease that you can do something about are cigarette smoking, high blood pressure and elevated blood cholesterol levels. Other risk factors, such as being overweight or having diabetes, also are conditions over which you have some control. Even just one risk factor will raise your chances of having heart-related problems. The more risk factors you have, the more likely you are to develop cardiovascular diseases. Studies show that physical inactivity is a risk factor for heart disease. Physically active women have approximately 60 percent to 75 percent lower risk of heart disease than women who are not active. Physical activity includes daily walking, climbing stairs, gardening, etc. Unfortunately, more than half of all women in the United States are physically inactive. Excess body weight in women is linked with coronary heart disease, stroke, congestive heart failure and death from heart-related causes. The more overweight you are, the higher your risk for heart disease.
Diabetes, or high blood sugar, is a serious disorder that raises the risk of coronary heart disease. The risk of death from heart disease is about three times higher in women with diabetes. Diabetic women also are more apt to have high blood pressure and high blood cholesterol. The risk of heart attack or stroke is higher for women who both smoke and use high-dose birth control pills (oral contraceptives).
amy, why do you continue to not give credit to someone elses work? You set a bad example as a nurse when you steal anothers ideas as your own. I tried to get you to understand that yesterday in another post on this thread but obviously you do no care or do not understand, or maybe just a little of both.

I pasted the link from the article you stole from, it is word for word what you posted here. Shameful.

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#24 Feb 13, 2014
* The number one cause of death in the U.S. is cardiovascular disease.

* Every year 500,000 to 800,000 people die in the U.S. as a result of coronary artery disease.

* The majority of patients who experience a heart attack are over the age of 60.

* A heart attack is the most common reason for a cardiac arrest.

* Smoking is one of the most significant major risk factors for heart disease.

* Heart attack symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath, sweating, nausea or vomiting.

* The chest pain can be described as pressure, tightening, squeezing, discomfort, or fullness.

* The pain can radiate to the left arm, the jaw, the back and sometimes is confused with indigestion.

* Mortality from a heart attack is related to the promptness of receiving medical treatment and interventional therapy.

* If blood flow is able to be quickly restored the amount of damage to the heart can be limited; hence the need for seeking prompt medical attention.

* A heart attack happens when one or more of the arteries which supply blood to the heart are blocked.

* Cocaine sometimes causes spasm of the coronary arteries and this can cause a heart attack and often in young people this is a cause.

“Unions are still scum ”

Since: Dec 07

Atlanta

#25 Feb 13, 2014
This is an example of a terrible nurse. Would anyone want a nurse so sorry as to be a thief? I know I would not.

But please continue your slimy ways.

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#26 Feb 14, 2014
Discomfort or pain in your neck. People who have had a heart attack describe a general discomfort in their neck, or a choking or burning feeling in their throat. This discomfort may spread from your chest or shoulders to your neck.

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#27 Feb 17, 2014
Signs and Symptoms of Heart Attacks

There is evidence that up to 20 percent of people who have heart attacks only experience mild symptoms, some symptoms, or no symptoms at all. Most people experience some or all of the following:
Severe chest pain (angina)

Tightness, heaviness, or pressure or a squeezing feeling in the chest. It can also be felt in the neck, down the arms (particularly the left arm), and in the shoulder.

A faint and often irregular pulse

Shortness of breath

Restlessness

Fear

“Unions are still scum ”

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#28 Feb 17, 2014
Since you need webmd and other sources to post your sh!t without credit, I am starting to think you a really not a nurse at all.

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#29 Feb 18, 2014
Women experiencing a heart attack may feel pain in the back, neck or jaw. They often have reported symptoms of unusual fatigue, sleep disturbances, shortness of breath, indigestion and anxiety in the weeks leading up to their heart attack.

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#30 Feb 19, 2014
What can I do to prevent heart disease?

Let the Food Guide Pyramid and the Dietary Guidelines be your key to healthy eating.

Eat more low-fat foods like fruits, vegetables, beans, whole grain breads and cereals like oatmeal.

Switch to skim or 1 percent milk.

Eat lean cuts of meat and take the skin off chicken and turkey.

Get 30 minutes of moderate physical activity every day, or most days.

I hope this helps.

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#31 Feb 20, 2014
Eating dark chocolate has been called a “a promising but unproven way to treat or prevent heart disease”.[Circulation, June 2010] This uncertainty is because evidence from good quality randomised controlled trials in humans on heart disease is lacking. So whilst some studies may suggest potential benefit, much better evidence is needed.

“Unions are still scum ”

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#32 Feb 20, 2014
http://www.heartfoundation.org.nz/know-the-fa...

amy, you are truly pathetic and a blight to all nurses that struggle daily to do things the right way.

Lazy should be your nickname.

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#33 Feb 21, 2014
Smoking or using tobacco of any kind is one of the most significant risk factors for developing heart disease. Chemicals in tobacco can damage your heart and blood vessels, leading to narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis). Atherosclerosis can ultimately lead to a heart attack.

Carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke replaces some of the oxygen in your blood. This increases your blood pressure and heart rate by forcing your heart to work harder to supply enough oxygen. Women who smoke and take birth control pills are at greater risk of having a heart attack or stroke than are those who don't do either because both smoking and taking birth control pills increase the risk of blood clots.

When it comes to heart disease prevention, no amount of smoking is safe. But, the more you smoke, the greater your risk. Smokeless tobacco and low-tar and low-nicotine cigarettes also are risky, as is exposure to secondhand smoke. Even so-called "social smoking" — smoking only while at a bar or restaurant with friends — is dangerous and increases the risk of heart disease.

The good news, though, is that when you quit smoking, your risk of heart disease drops almost to that of a nonsmoker in about five years. And no matter how long or how much you smoked, you'll start reaping rewards as soon as you quit.

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#34 Feb 27, 2014
Heart attacks have several major warning signs and symptoms:
Chest pain or discomfort.
Upper body pain or discomfort in the arms, back, neck, jaw, or upper stomach.
Shortness of breath.
Nausea, lightheadedness, or cold sweats.

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#35 Feb 28, 2014
Heart disease is the number one cause of death in both men and women. Heart attacks are most frequently caused by plaque buildup in the arteries, which leads to blockage of blood and oxygen flow to heart muscle. It's important to address warning signs as soon as possible in order to prevent further complications. Read up on these 10 key facts and learn how to manage and improve your own heart health.

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#37 Mar 4, 2014
Q: What is the prognosis for a patient with heart failure?

A: Less than 50 percent of patients are living five years after their initial diagnosis and less than 25 percent are alive at 10 years. Poor prognosis can be attributed to a limited understanding of how the heart weakens and insufficient private and government funding.

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#38 Mar 5, 2014
The SynCardia temporary Total Artificial Heart is the only device that eliminates the symptoms and source of end-stage biventricular heart failure.

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#39 Mar 7, 2014
The heart disease risk increases once women reaches menopause Only 36% of Australian women are aware that heart disease is the number one killer. If awareness is low, then women are less likely to see the relevance of taking steps to improve their heart health.

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#40 Mar 7, 2014
Rage often precedes an attack and may be the trigger, say the US researchers who trawled medical literature.

They identified a dangerous period of about two hours following an outburst when people were at heightened risk.

But they say more work is needed to understand the link and find out if stress-busting strategies could avoid such complications.

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It's not clear what causes this effect. It may be linked to the physiological changes that anger causes to our bodies, but more research is needed to explore the biology behind this”

Doireann Maddock
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People who have existing risk factors, such as a history of heart disease, are particularly susceptible, they told the European Heart Journal.

In the two hours immediately after an angry outburst, risk of a heart attack increased nearly five-fold and risk of stroke increased more than three-fold, the data from nine studies and involving thousands of people suggests.

The Harvard School of Public Health researchers say, at a population level, the risk with a single outburst of anger is relatively low - one extra heart attack per 10,000 people per year could be expected among people with low cardiovascular risk who were angry only once a month, increasing to an extra four per 10,000 people with a high cardiovascular risk.

But the risk is cumulative, meaning temper-prone individuals will be at higher risk still.

Five episodes of anger a day would result in around 158 extra heart attacks per 10,000 people with a low cardiovascular risk per year, increasing to about 657 extra heart attacks per 10,000 among those with a high cardiovascular risk, Dr Elizabeth Mostofsky and colleagues calculate.

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Eat healthily
Exercise regularly
Keep a healthy weight
Give up smoking
Don't drink too much alcohol
Take medications prescribed for you
Dr Mostofsky said: "Although the risk of experiencing an acute cardiovascular event with any single outburst of anger is relatively low, the risk can accumulate for people with frequent episodes of anger."

It's unclear why anger might be dangerous - the researchers point out that their results do not necessarily indicate that anger causes heart and circulatory problems.

Experts know that chronic stress can contribute to heart disease, partly because it can raise blood pressure but also because people may deal with stress in unhealthy ways - by smoking or drinking too much alcohol, for example.

The researchers say it is worth testing what protection stress-busting strategies, such as yoga, might offer.

Doireann Maddock, senior cardiac nurse at the British Heart Foundation, said: "It's not clear what causes this effect. It may be linked to the physiological changes that anger causes to our bodies, but more research is needed to explore the biology behind this.

"The way you cope with anger and stress is also important. Learning how to relax can help you move on from high-pressure situations. Many people find that physical activity can help to let off steam after a stressful day.

"If you think you are experiencing harmful levels of stress or frequent anger outbursts talk to your GP."

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#41 Mar 10, 2014
Q: How much money per year is spent on heart failure research?

A: The 5 million Americans suffering from heart failure received $28.7 million in research dollars. In comparison, lung cancer research, which affects 390,000 Americans, received $132 million.

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#42 Mar 11, 2014
What Is the Outlook for People With Heart Failure?

If you have heart failure, your prognosis or outlook for the future will depend on how well your heart muscle is functioning, your symptoms, and how well you respond to and follow your treatment plan. With the right care, heart failure will not stop you from doing the things you enjoy.

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#43 Mar 12, 2014
A heart is a muscle, and it needs a good blood flow to keep it healthy. As we get older, the smooth inner walls of the arteries (like pipes) that supply the blood to your heart muscle can become damaged and narrow due to the build up of fatty materials, called ‘plaque’. Plaque is mostly made of cholesterol.
When an area of plaque cracks, blood cells and other parts of the blood stick to the damaged area and form blood clots. A heart attack occurs when a blood clot completely blocks the flow of blood and seriously reduces blood flow to the heart muscle. As a result, some of the heart muscle starts to die.
The longer the blockage is left untreated, the more heart muscle is damaged. If the blood flow is not restored quickly, the damage to the heart muscle is permanent.

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