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Are you at Risk for Heart Disease?
The heart –Pumps ~5 liters of blood every minute –Beats about 10,000 times a day –Pumps blood and oxygen throughout the body –Sends blood to the lungs to pick up oxygen –Delivers oxygen to all the cells in the body Can feel the beat of your heart by taking your pulse The Heart and Its Structure
4 Chambers Right Atrium Left Atrium Left Ventricle Right Ventricle
Where is your heart located?
The heart is part of the circulatory system The heart pumps blood and oxygen throughout the body. The circulatory system is made of all the vessels that carry the blood throughout the body Vessels carry blood to and from the heart
Blood enters the right top chamber of the heart Blood then flows down to the right lower chamber to be pumped out to the lungs In the lungs, waste is taken from the blood; the blood then gathers more oxygen The blood returns to the heart and enters the upper left chamber The blood then flows down to the lower left chamber and is pumped to all of the body organs and tissues. Circulation
Since the heart is such an important pump, you want to keep it free from heart disease that may lead to a heart attack. When the heart stops, life stops. So when you take care of your heart, you take care of your life!
Do you know someone who has had a heart attack or a stroke? Heart disease is the number one cause of death for Latinos and African-Americans in this country Heart disease happens over many years and it often starts when you are young Although heart disease is more prevalent in adults, taking steps to prevent heart disease at any age is important This program will show you ways you and your family can have a healthier heart
Heart Disease Heart attack - Occurs when the blood supply to part of the heart muscle is severely stopped or reduced Cardiac Arrest -Strikes immediately and without warning -Sudden or abrupt loss of heart function www.americanheart.org
Heart Disease Stroke –Occurs when a blockage in an artery stops the blood flow to the brain- Brain attack –It can result in paralysis of part of the body and can affect your speech Atherosclerosis - A disease that involves the deposit of fatty material and cholesterol in the lining of the artery -Atherosclerosis can also lead to a stroke www.americanheart.org
Risk Factors Risk factors is a term for the traits or habits that make a person more likely to get a disease Some risk factors you can do something about to prevent you from getting heart disease are: - Physical inactivity - Cigarette smoking - High blood cholesterol - Diabetes - High blood pressure - Overweight
There are ways you and your family can prevent or control risk factors. They include: - Being physically active -Keeping a healthy diet -Not smoking or quitting
Health Professions What kind of health professional: Can a person go to who has heart disease? Can perform heart surgery? Cardiologist Cardiac Surgeon
Cardiologist A cardiologist is a physician who is certified to treat problems of the cardiovascular system such as the heart, arteries, and veins. Salary – $336,000 Education - College – 4 yrs. -Medical School – 4 yrs. -Residency – 3 yrs. -Internship – 2 yrs. -Board Certification Exam -Subspecialty Educational Program – 3 yrs. -American Board of Internal Medicine Cardiology Examination -Fellowship of the American College of Cardiology – 2 yrs. http://www.cardiologychannel.com/cardiologist.shtml www.americanheart.org www.nhlbi.nih.gov
Cardiologist Subspecialties -Interventional Cardiology - focuses on catheterization, balloon angioplasty, stent insertion, Rotablator, and removing plaque from arteries - Electrophysiology - treatment of the electrical system of the heart such as arrhythmias and the implantation and use of pacemakers and defibrillators - Nuclear Cardiology -assess the pumping function of the heart, the presence of blockages in coronary arteries, and the degree of damage to the heart - Echocardiology - interpretation of and performance of echocardiogram and transesophageal echo procedures
Cardiac/Heart Surgeon - Perform surgery on the heart and/ or great vessels Specialties: Cardiovascular Surgeon - Performs operations on the heart and blood vessels of the body Cardiothoracic Surgeon - Surgical specialist in the management of disorders of the heart, lungs, esophogus, and major blood vessels of the chest cavity www.valleyheart.com www.sts.org/sections/education/beasurgeon/
Cardiac/Heart Surgeon Salary – $421,620 Education -College – 4 yrs. -Medical School – 4 yrs. -Residency (general surgery) – 5 yrs. -Residency (clinical surgery) – 3 yrs. www.cardiologychannel.com
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