At the end of my speech, the audience will understand the different types of cardiovascular disease, the causes, and the prevention.
Cardiovascular Disease is a term that refers to conditions involving narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to heart attack, chest pain, or a stroke. According to the American Heart Association, in 2005, 80,700,000 people in the U.S. had one or more forms of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease claimed 869,724 lives, which is 36.3 percent of all deaths or 1 of every 2.8 deaths.
In most cases, the number one cause of death in the United States, Cardiovascular disease, can be ...view middle of the document...
ï‚§ Lifestyle Changes-eating low-fat, low-sodium diet, getting at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise per day for most days of the week, quit smoking and limiting how much alcohol you drink
ï‚§ Medications-lower blood-pressure, angiotensin-converting enzymes or beta blockers, blood thinning medication, and cholesterol-lowering medication
ï‚§ Medical Procedures and Surgeries
â€¢ Coronary Angioplasty-insert small catheter in an artery in your arm or groin and thread a small balloon to the blocked artery and inflate it to re-open the artery, a small metal coil called a stent is placed in the artery to help keep it open
â€¢ Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery-the blocked portion of the artery is removed and replaced by a vein from another part...