Presentation on theme: " #1 health concern in USA 38% of all deaths 1 in 2.7 Americans die from CVD 80 million Americans suffer from some form of CVD Lower educational."— Presentation transcript:
#1 health concern in USA 38% of all deaths 1 in 2.7 Americans die from CVD 80 million Americans suffer from some form of CVD Lower educational levels directly associated with increased deaths from CVD
2009 cost estimated at $475.0 billion. 1 death from CVD every 35 seconds-2600 Americans each day. Coronary heart disease (CHD) by itself is still the single largest cardiovascular killer
Percentage breakdown of deaths from cardiovascular diseases (United States:2004) Source: NCHS and NHLBI. Coronary Heart Disease Heart Failure Diseases of the Arteries Defects Rheumatic Fever/ Rheumatic Heart Disease Stroke High Blood Pressure Congenital Cardiovascular Other
Sudden Cardiac Death (SVD) vs. Myocardial Infarction (MI) Who: Men 2 X Ages 30-40 What: 325,000 deaths 50% of all CVD deaths Why: arrhythmia =ventricular fibrillationarrhythmia Risk: Previous MI (V. tach or V Fib. After MI) CAD Smoking, Obesity, Diabetes, Hypercholestermia Family History
Primary Controllable Risk Factors Primary Uncontrollable Risk Factors 1.Smoking/Tobacco Use 2.Hypertension 3.High Blood Cholesterol (Hyperlipidemia) 4.Physical Inactivity 5.Obesity and Overweight 6.Diabetes Mellitus 1.Heredity 2.Gender 3.Increasing Age
Metabolic Syndrome (syndrome X)= 3 or more of the following 1. BP > 130/85 2. Fasting Blood Sugar ≥ 100 mg/dl 3. Triglycerides ≥ 150 4. HDL ≤ 40 for men, 50 for women 5. Obesity ≥ waist 35 inches for women, 40 inches for men.
Blood Pressure Stages (mm Hg) Category Systolic Diastolic Normal < 120 and < 80 Pre-hypertension 120-139 or 80-89 High or Hypertension Stage 1 140-159 or 90-99 Stage 2 160 or higher or 100 or higher
Extent of Awareness, Treatment and Control of High Blood Pressure by Race/Ethnicity (NHANES: 1999-2004). Source: NCHS and NHLBI.
Primary cause of arterial plaque. Cholesterol is a waxy/fatty substance made in the liver (80%) and found in the bloodstream. Cell structure, digestion, and adrenal glands. Triglycerides are made in the body to store excess fats – free fatty acids.
High cholesterol is termed hypercholestermia. Cholesterol must attach to a protein to be carried in the blood stream. Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) are dangerous to the arteries and accelerate plaque formation. High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) can protect the system from plaques. Triglycerides should be below 150 mg/dL.
Diabetes is a disease that affects how the body uses glucose. Type 1: 6% of all diabetes. Body produces no insulin. Type 2: 90% of all diabetes. It is characterized by the body’s inability to produce enough insulin or use it properly.
Prevalence of Non-Insulin-Dependent (Type 2) diabetes in Adults age 18+ by Race/Ethnicity, and Years of Education (NHANES: 1999-2004). Source: NCHS and NHLBI.
Symptoms of type 1 diabetes Increased thirst Increased urination Weight loss in spite of increased appetite Fatigue Nausea Vomiting Symptoms of type 2 diabetes Increased thirst Increased appetite Fatigue Blurred vision Slow-healing infections Impotence in men
Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes Overweight (Fat) and Obesity Physically Inactive Family history of diabetes Age over 45 Low HDL Race Women with gestational diabetes http://diabetes.webmd.com/rm-quiz-type-2-diabetes
Blood Glucose Levels (mg/dl) Fasting Blood Glucose < 110 Normal ≥126 On two or more tests indicates diabetes Random Blood Glucose > 200 indicates diabetes
Pre Diabetes: Insulin Resistance Fasting Blood Glucose level between 100mg/dl and 125mg/dl
Age 45 or older every 3 yrs. fasting blood glucose Age 35 if: Overweight Family history Non-white Gestational diabetes or baby over 9 pounds HDL 250 Hypertension or on medication for Minimally elevated glucose level on previous tests
Trends in Cardiovascular Operations and Procedures (United States: 1979- 2004). Source: NCHS and NHLBI. Note: Inpatient procedures only.
How to Protect Your Heart 1.Exercise regularly 2.Maintain Normal Body Fat Levels 3.Eat a low saturated fat, high complex carbohydrate, high fiber diet. 4.Don’t smoke 5.Control stress 6.Know early signs and symptoms of Angina Pectoris, Heart Attack, and Stroke 7.Know your family’s heart history