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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE LOGO HERE Overtime, plaque can harden or rupture.Hardened plaque narrows the coronary arteries.Ruptured plaque forms platelets that stick to the site of the injury forming blood clots.Either way, the flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart is reduced or blocked. Kazakhstan 346.5 Turkministan Ukraine Kyrgystan Belarus 405.1 399.8 349.4 348.1 A waxy substance called plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries. This condition is called atherosclerosis. Symptoms Angina Shortness of Breath Heart Attack Causes High Blood Pressure Smoking Diabetes High Cholesterol Radiation Therapy to the Chest Risk Factors Age: Getting older increases your risk of damaged and narrowed arteries.Gender: Males are at a greater risk.Family History: A family history of heart disease is associated with a higher risk of coronary artery disease.Smoking: Nicotine constricts your blood vessels and carbon monoxide can damage their inner lining leading to atherosclerosis.High Blood Pressure: Uncontrolled high blood pressure can result in hardening and thickening of your arteries, narrowing the channel through which blood can flow.High Blood Cholesterol Levels: Increase the risk of formation of plaques and atherosclerosis.DiabetesObesity: Excess weight worsens other risk factors.Physical Inactivity High Stress: Unrelieved stress may damage your arteries. Prevention Quit Eat Stay Maintain a ReduceSmoking Healthy Active Healthy Weight Stress Top 5 Countrieswith the highest death rate Per 100,000 Treatment 1 in 5 men and 1 in 8 women die from this disease in the UK. THAT'S ABOUT 82,000 DEATHS PER YEAR! Aspirin: blood thinner, can reduce blood clotting Cholesterol-Modifying Medications: decreases theamount of cholesterol in the blood Beta Blockers: slow your heart rate and decreaseyour blood pressure Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: A surgeon creates a graft to bypass blocked coronary arteries using a vessel from another partof the body. In 2006, this disease caused 26% of deaths in the US,that's more than 1 in 4 people! Egyptian mummies, some 3500 years ago had atherosclerosis! Pharaoh Merenptah, along with 9 of 16 other mummies had coronary artery disease! 1 2 3 4 7 9 12 13 14 15 16 17 19 21 22
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