About Heart Disease Term Paper

An overview of various heart diseases and treatment programs.
# 151649 | 1,300 words | 9 sources | APA | 2007 | PH
Published on Aug 22, 2012 in Medical and Health (General) , Biology (General)

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The paper is an overview of heart disease and begins by describing how the heart works and then proceeds to look at various heart diseases, how they affect the body's systems, presents a selection of heart disease related statistics and suggests some of the available medications and treatments.
Anatomy and Function of the Heart
Parts of the Human Heart
Some Types of CVD
Coronary Artery Disease
Myocardial Infarction (MI)
Congestive Heart Failure
Congenital Heart Disease
Valvular Heart Diseases
Current Treatments
Early Intervention
Oral medications
Medical Procedures and Surgeries

From the Paper:

"Heart disease or cardiovascular disease (CVD) refers to an abnormal organic condition affecting either only the heart or both the heart and the body's circulation. Specifically, cardiovascular disease is defined as any disease or injury affecting the cardiovascular system, which consists of the heart, heart blood vessels and the blood vessel system that includes the arteries and veins within the brain and throughout the body (What is and About Heart, 2007.). According to the American Heart Association (AHA), diseases classified under CVD include rheumatic heart disease, coronary heart disease (ischemic heart disease and coronary artery disease), high blood pressure or hypertension and stroke or brain attack."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • About Heart Disease. (n.d.). Retrieved 20 Sept. 2008 from the Ohio State University Medical Center Site: http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/patientcare/healthcare_services/heart/heart_disease/ about_heart_disease/.
  • Anatomy of the Heart. (n.d.). Retrieved 20 Sept. 2008 from the Ohio State University Medical enter Site: http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/patientcare/healthcare_services/heart/heart_disease/ about_heart_disease/anatomy_of_heart/.
  • Heart Disease: Medications. (n.d.). Retrieved 20 Sept. 2008 from WebMD Site: http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/guide/heart-disease-medications-index.
  • Heart Disease: the Silent Killer. (2006, October). Presentation (PDF). Retrieved 20 Sept. 2008 from Science in the News Site: http://media.sitnboston.org/presentations/2006/sitn- 2006-05-01.pdf
  • Heart Disease Guide: Treatment & Care. (n.d.). Retrieved 20 Sept. 2008 from WebMD Site: http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/guide/heart-disease-treatment-care.

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