Health Psych 4.1

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  1. Coronary Artery Disease
    • arises as a result of atherosclerosis and arteriosclerosis
    • person often is asymptomatic
  2. Coronary Heart Disease
    chronic disease in which the arteries that supply the heart become narrowed or clogged
  3. Atherosclerosis
    chronic disease in which cholesterol and other fats are deposited to the inner walls of the coronary arteries, reducing circulation to the heart
  4. Arteriosclerosis
    chronic disease in which blood vessels lose their elasticity
  5. Angina Pectoris
    condition of extreme chest pain caused by a restriction of blood supply to the heart
  6. Myocardial Infarction
    heart attack
  7. Stroke
    cerebrovascular accident that results in damage to the brain due to lack of oxygen
  8. Hyoertension
    • abnormally high blood pressure
    • sustained elevation of pressure
  9. Biopsychosicial model of CVD (cardiovascular disease)
    • CVD is triggered by physiological vulnerability in conjunction with a variety of psychosocial factors in the person's life
    • stress from work and home environment
    • availability of social support
    • cognitive-emotional states such as hostility and anger
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Health Psych 4.1

Health Psych 4.1
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