Cardiovascular Diseases Intro

Cardiovascular Diseases Intro

Cardiovascular Diseases Intro is my featured image for Cardiovascular diseases food and diet facts.

Cardiovascular Diseases Intro image details

I took this image from the Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases slideshow by Luis R. Rojas-Solórzano, Ph.D. (original image below).

Specific Cardiovascular Diseases

The diseases included in this heart image are:

Congenital Heart Disease.
Malformations of heart structure existing at birth.
Rheumatic Heart Disease.
Damage to the heart muscle and valves from rheumatic fever caused by streptococcal bacteria.
Coronary Heart Disease.
Narrowing or blaockage of blood vessels supplying the heart muscle (Atherosclerosis).
Cerebrovascular Disease.
Disease of the blood vessels supplying the heart muscle. Often caused by high blood pressure or atherosclerosis.
Peripheral Vascular Disease.
Obstacle in arteries which supply blood todifferent parts of the body such as hands, legs, etc.
Hypertension.
High Blood Pressure.