Alterations of Cardiovascular Function

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Alterations of Cardiovascular Function
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2014-11-06 10:25:49
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Cardiovascular Hypertension
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Cardiovascular Disease
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Cardiovascular
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  1. The leading cause of death in the US
    Cardiovascular Disease
  2. Mechanisms that underly cardiovascular disease
    genetic, neurohumoral, and inflammatory
  3. What underlying tissue and cellular processes are involved?
    • -endothelial injury
    • -remodeling
    • -reperfusion injury
    • -autoimmune disease
  4. What is the most common cardiovascular disease?
    Hypertension
  5. Chances of suffering from hypertension increase with
    Age
  6. Hypertension is the main cause of ____ and is a risk factor for
    -stroke

    • -coronary artery disease
    • -myocardial infarction
    • -sudden cardiac death
    • -cardiac failure
    • -renal failure
  7. What other risk factors or characteristics exist for hypertension?
    • -family history
    • -advanced age
    • -gender
    • -ethnicity (african descent)
    • -high dietary sodium
    • -glucose intolerance
    • -heavy alcohol
    • -obesity
    • -cigarettes
    • -low dietary intake of K Mg Ca
  8. Hypertension is defined as
    sustained increase of blood pressure¬†‚Č•140/90mmHG
  9. When

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