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21 Cards in this Set

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Smoking cigarettes makes you how much more at risk for a heart attack than a nonsmoker
high density lipoproteins "good" cholesterol
low density lipoproteins "bad" cholesterol
sustained abnormally high blood pressue
CVD which the inner layers of the artery walls are made thick and irregular by deposists of a fatty substance and the inner channels get smaller, decreasing blood flow
blood fats formed in the liver that carry cholesterol throughout the body
What do LDL do?
take cholesterol from the liver to the organs and tissues that need it
What do HDL do?
shuttle unused cholesterol back to the liver for recycling
What is an optimal level of cholesterol?
Below 100 LDL
What is a High level of cholesterol?
Over 160 LDL
What are risk factors that lead to high cholesterol?
Smoking, Physical inactivity, obesity, diabetes,
What are triglycerides?
blood fats obtained from food that are manufactured in the body
What are social and psychological factors that effect high cholesterol?
stress, chronic hostility, suppressing psychological distress, depression, social isolation, low socioeconomic status
What are risk factors to a high cholesterol that can't be changed?
family history, aging, being male, ethnicity
a deposit of fatty substances on the inner wall of the arteries
coronary heart disease
angina pectoris
a condition in which the heart muscle does not receive enough blood causing sever pain in the chest and often in the left arm and shoulder
Symptoms of a heart attack
shortness of breath
unusual fatigue
cold sweat
impeded blood supply to some part of teh brain resulting in the destruction of brain cells
rheumatic fever
a child's diseas that damages with heart muscle
congestive heart failure
a condition resulting from the heart's inability to pump out all the blood that returns to it.