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Chapter 10-Preventing Cardiovascular Disease
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Vigorous exercise can acutely decrease the risk of both sudden cardiac death and heart attacks in susceptible persons.
Atherosclerosis is a progressive disease that begins in early adulthood, but symptoms usually appear later in life.
A common cause of stroke is blockage due to atherosclerosis of veins leading to the brain.
A heart attack results in death of heart cells, and a stroke results in injury to brain cells.
Only up to age 45 do men have a greater risk of developing coronary heart disease and stroke than do women.
Diastolic blood pressure is the pressure against the arterial walls when your heart contracts.
Smoking is the biggest risk factor for sudden death due to cardiac arrest, heart attack, or arrhythmia.
Waist-to-hip circumference ratios greater than 1.0 for women and 0.8 for men indicate a significant risk for development of coronary heart disease.
Individuals with low levels of HDL have an increased risk of coronary heart disease.
Approximately 75% of all individuals with diabetes die from some form of cardiovascular disease.
Which of the following countries has one of the world's highest CVD death rates?
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in men between the ages of __________.
35 and 44
The four most common types of cardiovascular disease include all of the following EXCEPT __________.
Angina pectoris occurs most frequently during __________.
both exercise and emotional stress
If coronary arteries are severely blocked and the resulting blockage completely impedes blood flow to the heart, a(n) __________ can occur.
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