Saturday, 11 March 2017

CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE......A SILENT THREAT. (By Shane Edwards)


As we all know, the heart is recognized as one of the strongest organs in the of the body which
functions as a blood pump. Day and night, it works tirelessly from the day that you are born to
the day that you kick the bucket (die, that's what it means 💀💀😁😁😁). Although this organ is a very
hard-working organ, certain diseases may arise, but the one that I am gonna focus on is
Coronary Artery Disease.








Now, Coronary Artery Disease is a disease where the inner walls of the coronary arteries
(specifically) gets blocked by plaque, making the walls more rigid and narrow, which restricts blood
flow to your heart. As a result, oxygen cannot reach to your oxygen, leading to a heart attack or, even
worse, cardiac arrest (Hmmmm……look it). This is a very serious problem if not treated.













Symptoms



·         Shortness of breath

·         Palpitations (irregular heartbeats, skipped beats)

·         Faster heartbeat

·         Weakness or dizziness

·         Nausea

·         Sweating

·         Angina (pain in chest, as well as legs, arms, back, jaw, neck, left shoulder






David Cravedi



Here is a scenario where Coronary Artery Disease almost took a doctor’s life. Dr. David Cravedi of
Betheseda, 55 years of age (see picture), was a healthy individual. He ate well, didn’t smoke and
exercised daily. He didn’t have a family history of heart disease. But his early symptom of a potential
heart problem was an elevated cholesterol reading from a physical exam. In September 2005, he
awoke one morning with numbness in his left arm. His wife drove him to a nearby emergency room
to be checked. He was immediately placed in a helicopter and flown to a hospital specializing in heart
surgery. There, he was found to have had a heart attack. Further tests indicated the need for
immediate bypass surgery. Within 24 hours of his first symptoms, Cravedi awoke in a hospital
intensive care unit following a successful six "Don't wait to have a heart attack, like I did, to take the
necessary action to reduce your high cholesterol," said Cravedi. "I thought diet and exercise could
take care of it, and it did not. However, I have been told that there was little damage to my heart.
Perhaps my daily exercise routine produced a strong heart!"





 Do you see what I mean readers? This was Coronary Artery Disease pulling the strings of his life.
Now this what I like to call a Silent Threat. Because, if wasn’t treated on time, we would have
another cadaver on our hands, don’t you think so? Anyways, Coronary Heart Disease isn’t a walk in
the park. Eat well and live your life to the fullest!!!!!!!




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