Heart Disease

By: Jack Gatti and Jack Williams

Risk Behaviors 


- The older you get, the more prone to heart disease you are

- Men usually are more at risk, women start to increase their risk after menopause

- Smoking is a major risk for heart disease


- Uncontrolled blood pressure could make you at risk for heart disease



- Obesity/lack of physical activity can lead you down the path of heart disease

- Large amounts of stress can damage arteries making heart disease possible

- If the disease runs in your family




Symptoms of Heart Disease


- Chest pain


- Shortness of breath


- Fainting



Caused By...


- Abnormal heartbeats


- Heart defects


-  Weak heart muscle


- Heart infections


- Valvular heart disease

Recommended Treatments


- Regular checkups 


- Medications


- Implantable heart devices







- Open-heart surgery


- Heart transplant


- Special procedures using catheters










Prevention Tips


1. Don't smoke or use tobacco


2. Exercise for about 30 minutes on most days of the week


3. Eat a heart-healthy diet

Works Cited


Heart Disease - American Heart Association


Heart Disease 101


Heart Disease - Mayo Clinic

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Heart Disease

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