Alterations of Cardiovascular Function
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The leading cause of death in the US
Mechanisms that underly cardiovascular disease
genetic, neurohumoral, and inflammatory
What underlying tissue and cellular processes are involved?
- -endothelial injury
- -reperfusion injury
- -autoimmune disease
What is the most common cardiovascular disease?
Chances of suffering from hypertension increase with
Hypertension is the main cause of ____ and is a risk factor for
- -coronary artery disease
- -myocardial infarction
- -sudden cardiac death
- -cardiac failure
- -renal failure
What other risk factors or characteristics exist for hypertension?
- -family history
- -advanced age
- -ethnicity (african descent)
- -high dietary sodium
- -glucose intolerance
- -heavy alcohol
- -low dietary intake of K Mg Ca
Hypertension is defined as
sustained increase of blood pressure ≥140/90mmHG
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