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Prevention of Heart Disease

Prevention of Heart Disease

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Published by: amitmokal on Oct 27, 2009
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Prevention of HeartPrevention of HeartDiseaseDisease
 
What is Heart Disease?What is Heart Disease?
HeartHeart
: The most hard-working muscle of our body– pumps 4-5 litres of blood every minute duringrestSupplies nutrients and oxygen rich blood to allbody parts, including
itself 
Coronary arteries surrounding the heartkeep it nourished withblood
 
What is AtherosclerosisWat s Ateroscerosswhat is coronary arterywhat is coronary arterydisease?disease?
Over time, fatty deposits called
plaqueplaque
build up within theartery walls. The artery becomes narrow. This is
atherosclerosis
When this occurs in the coronary arteries, heart does not getsufficient blood, the condition is called
coronary arterydisease
, or
coronary heart disease

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