Conclusion Of Coronary Artery Disease

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This presentation will summarize what Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is, so the patient and family will have a better understanding of the disease. Coronary Artery Disease is thought to “begin in early childhood and is evident in the teenage years” (http://www.heart.org/). The plaque keeps building up each year and stays with a person for life. As a person ages the risks of coronary artery disease becomes higher with the type of lifestyle a person chooses. “The leading causes of CAD are “high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes overweight. (http://www.heart.org/)”. Coronary Artery Disease begins with the buildup of plaque which causes the blood vessels to harden. Once the buildup begins and the plaque starts to harden, the flow of blood decreases, this doesn’t allow the heart muscle to receive the proper amount of blood needed for normal heart function. The objective is to inform the …show more content…
The carbon dioxide that is in the blood is pumped from the heart through the pulmonary valve to the lungs. The lungs will then filter out the carbon dioxide via capillaries where the gas exchange happens. The blood returned to the heart is rich oxygenated blood that will be circulated through the entire body. The right side of the heart is where the pulmonary system is located. The systemic system is responsible for circulating blood throughout the entire body. The purpose of the systemic system it to provide oxygen and nutrients that are needed to the entire body. When blood is returning to the heart through the veins it will carry the waste and carbon dioxide that was produced from cells and blood. Once the blood reaches the heart the process is then repeated over again. The systemic system is located on the left side of the heart. (Frazier, M. (2013).) With both systems working together the heart receive oxygenated rich blood that is needed to keep the heart

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