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  • Preventing Congestive Heart Disease
    For most people who have it congestive heart disease is preventable or even reversible if caught early enough. Its causes and effects are directly related to lifestyle choices and in some cases to other underlying diseases that can cause it symptoms. Smoking, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, physical inactivity, metabolic syndrome, and diet are all risk factors for this most deadly of diseases.
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  • Are You at Risk for Heart Disease
    Knowing your personal risk for heart disease is the first step in prevention. Your risk is greatly increased if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol. There is also hard evidence that certain ethnic groups including African Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians are at an increased risk for this disease. It is believed that this increase risked among these groups is due to the higher rates of diabetes and obesity they exhibit.
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  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a slow progressing destruction of airways caused by gradual loss of lung function. It�s a combination of various lung diseases. In COPD, two lung diseases, namely chronic bronchitis and emphysema are the main diseases. Other diseases like asthmatic bronchitis and bullous disease are also present. This disease is common among the older women in America. On a whole, about 11% of the American population suffers from COPD. According to researches, it kills 85,000 people in the US every year and it is the fourth leading cause of death.
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  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
    While many people might be most familiar with the external defibrillators seen on TV, in emergency rooms or at sporting events, there are similar devices that, although less obvious in their use, serve the same purpose of restoring proper heart rhythms and thus averting possible death by cardiac arrest or heart attack. They are called implantable cardioverter defibrillators but are often referred to as pacemakers.
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  • Understanding Coronary Artery Disease
    Atherosclerosis, which is the development of lesions in arteries, is the underlying pathologic process that is responsible for coronary artery disease. During childhood atherosclerosis may slowly cause a thickening, loss of elasticity, and calcification of the arterial walls, a condition known as arteriosclerosis.
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