Heart is the human
organ responsible for pumping blood throughout the blood vessels.
Heart is placed in the center of the body between the two lungs.
Blood, heart and blood vessels together form cardiovascular system.
Life is depending upon efficient working of our heart. Heart disease or
Cardiac disease is the condition affecting the heart,
such as the following
Coronary heart disease
Ischaemic heart disease
Hypertensive heart disease
Inflammatory heart disease
Valvular heart disease
Heart disease can
be prevented by quitting smoking, lowering
high blood pressure, maintaining a healthy weight, and exercising.
Coronary Heart Disease
It refers to the failure of the coronary circulation to supply
adequate circulation to cardiac muscle and surrounding tissue. It is
commonly known as coronary artery disease. The cause of coronary
artery disease is atherosclerosis, which is due to
accumulation of plaque (made up of
cholesterol) in the arteries. As a result of plaque deposit the
coronary arteries become narrow and the blood supply to the heart
can .slow down or stop.
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Symptoms of Coronary Heart Disease
The most common symptom of coronary heart disease is
angina, or chest pain. Angina can be defined as a discomfort, pressure,
heaviness, aching, burning, fullness, squeezing, or
painful feeling in the chest. Angina is sometimes mistaken for
indigestion or heartburn. Angina is generally felt in the chest, but
may also be felt in the shoulders, arms, neck, throat, jaw, or back.
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