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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Public - 11/28/16, 5:00 PM