Some common types of cardiovascular diseases and its cause
a. Coronary Heart Disease – this is the most common form of
heart disease. It happens when arteries supplying blood to the heart narrow or
harden from the build-up of plaque (fat and cholesterol). People who experience
this condition will often feel chest pains, shortness of breath, and discomfort
on the arms, shoulders, neck, and jaw.
b. Atherosclerosis – is a form of coronary heart disease
where plaque builds up in the arteries causing low blood supply to the body.
c. Arteriosclerosis – a condition where arteries narrow in
size and harden through time
d. Heart Failure – this condition occurs at a very slow rate
usually caused by an injury to the heart muscle, uncontrolled high blood
pressure, a heart attack, or the a heart valve fails to function. The weakened
heart muscle then puts more effort in pumping blood to the body and when the
heart can’t keep up with the pace, the heart just fails away.