Affect the Heart and the Circulatory System
|Cardiovascular Diseases include:
- Coronary Heart Disease,
- Heart Failure, and
- Cerebrovascular Disease (Stroke).
Coronary heart disease
is a reduction of blood flow due to thickening and hardening of the arteries that supply the heart muscle. A complete cut off of the blood supply results in the death of heart cells, and a heart attack occurs. A common symptom of coronary heart disease is angina - chest pain or discomfort when an area of the heart muscle doesn't get enough oxygen.
occurs when the heart loses its ability to pump blood efficiently.
occurs when a blood vessel in or leading to the brain burst or is clogged by a blood clot.