Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is currently the leading cause of death in the United States, Canada and England, killing one person every 38 seconds in the U.S. alone 2018 Reference
|Ischaemic CVD Includes:||• Coronary heart disease||• High Blood Pressure|
|• Heart Attack||• Stroke||• Angina|
|• Arrhythmia||• Thrombosis / Embolism||• Heart or Kidney Failure|
CVD is typically referring to an ischaemic heart disease
Ischaemia is a restriction of BLOOD SUPPLY to body tissues. Reducing delivery of oxygen and glucose needed for cellular metabolism to keep them alive
Ischaemic CVD occurs primarily as a consequence of occlusion (blockage or closing) of the arteries that deliver oxygen in the blood to the heart muscle, brain and other vital organs. If the necessary oxygen doesn't arrive then the tissue or organ will die.
Arterial occlusion occurs due to a build-up of plaque inside the arterial walls, referred to as ATHEROSCLEROSIS. A piece of plaque can break off and cause a heart attack by blocking a coronary artery supplying oxygenated blood to the heart, or a stroke by blocking the carotid artery supplying the brain, both of which can be fatal.
To remove the offending arterial plaque requires an understanding of what is causing it. We have been deceived into believing that the culprits are high blood cholesterol and/or triglycerides --- but this is not so . . .
The blockage results from an inflammatory response to CHRONIC DAMAGE to the arterial wall
Various other disease terms associated with the heart
Congestive heart failure. Condition resulting from any structural or functional cardiac disorder that impairs the ability of the heart to fill with or pump a sufficient amount of blood throughout the body;
Hypertensive heart disease. Caused by high blood pressure, especially localized high blood pressure. Conditions that can be caused by hypertensive heart disease include: Left ventricular hypertrophy, Coronary heart disease, (Congestive) heart failure, Hypertensive cardiomyopathy, Cardiac arrhythmias;
Inflammatory heart disease. Involves inflammation of the heart muscle and/or the tissue surrounding it;
Valvular heart disease. Any disease process involving one or more valves of the heart;
Cardiomyopathy. Disease of the heart muscle
Chronic low-level inflammation (CLII) involved in almost all health problems
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|Substance abuse withdrawal||Relieves insomnia||Relieve stress / anxiety|