cardiovascular disease Tag

What is heart disease? Also known as Cardiovascular Disease or Coronary Artery Disease, heart disease refers to the build up of plaque within the walls of the arteries supplying blood to your heart. This build up can begin from a young age; however, generally manifests as a concern later in life. What happens when I have a large blockage? Usually when you’re resting you will not notice anything different. This is because enough blood is flowing passed the blockage and providing oxygen to the heart muscle. When you are exercising your heart is pumping faster. It therefore needs more oxygen to continue to...

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a collective term for a range of conditions that affect the heart and circulation.   The most common CVD conditions are heart attack and stroke which collectively are by far the leading causes of death worldwide. A heart attack occurs when the small coronary arteries feeding the heart muscle with blood become suddenly blocked by a blood clot. This is usually caused by a rupturing of fatty cholesterol plaques that have built up over time in the walls of the arteries although clots can arrive from elsewhere in the body. In either case, the sudden blockage deprives some of the...