Senior Health Chapter 4

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Senior Health Chapter 4
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2010-12-09 07:44:03
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  1. Myocardial Infarction
    estruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle
  2. Aspirin
    • is a salicylate drug
    • often used as an analgesic to relieve minor aches and pains
  3. Agina Pectoris
    Pain in the chest
  4. Atherosclerosis
    • cholesterol builds up on the inner wall
    • causes these vessels to progressively narrow
  5. Cholesterol
    a fatty substance made by the body
  6. CPR
    Combination of rescue breathes and chest compressions
  7. Cardiovascular Disease
    • leading cause of death for adults
    • Deposits of cholesterol and other material builds up on the inner walls.
  8. Defibillation
    an electrical shock that may restore a normal heart rhythm.

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