By Edward K. Chung
Over 1000000 humans endure middle assaults every year within the usa on my own. middle illness Is Our no 1 explanation for loss of life. yet Many center assaults Are Preventable, And middle issues should be handled. for those who Or your family were Touched via heart problems, a hundred Questions And solutions approximately center assault And similar Cardiac difficulties bargains aid. well known heart specialist Edward okay. Chung, MD, attracts Upon many years Of scientific adventure to supply Authoritative, sensible solutions on your questions about motives Of center assaults, middle assault Prevention, cures, Post-Treatment caliber Of lifestyles, assets Of help and masses extra. Written In simple Language For The Lay Reader, together with an exact Interview With one among Dr. Chung's sufferers, This e-book is a useful source For a person dealing with The actual And Emotional Turmoil Of This scary disorder.
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It elevates the blood levels both of total cholesterol and of LDL cholesterol and reduces the blood levels of HDL cholesterol. In addition, smoking often provokes a variety of arrhythmias (see Questions 57 and 58) that are very harmful or sometimes life threatening in heart attack victims or those with various coronary risk factors. Family members who live with a smoker and inhale the secondhand smoke (often called passive or secondary smokers) also cannot avoid various harmful effects of smoking, even though the harmful effects may occur to a lesser degree.
In addition, obesity in children is a greater risk for future coronary artery disease than a family history of coronary artery disease alone. 23. How does exercise help in reducing CAD risk factors? Studies have shown that coronary artery disease is nearly twice as likely to develop in physically inactive people as compared to active people. , brisk walking, jogging, and swimming) for 30 minutes at least three or four times weekly will be extremely beneficial in reducing coronary risk factors. 33 chung2 7/1/03 10:53 AM Page 34 100 Q&A ABOUT HEART ATTACK AND RELATED CARDIAC PROBLEMS Exercise can reduce emotional stress and may promote a feeling of happiness and wellbeing.
When your BP is higher than normal, the heart has to work harder than normal. That can hasten the fatty deposit buildup that causes the narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries. That’s 34 chung2 7/1/03 10:53 AM Page 35 100 Q&A ABOUT HEART ATTACK AND RELATED CARDIAC PROBLEMS Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Diagnosis why high BP is considered to be one of the major coronary risk factors. BP is expressed as two numbers in units of “mm Hg,” or “millimeters of mercury,” referring to the mercury that rises in the blood pressure meter as your blood pressure cuff is expanded.