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Cardiovascular Disease and Nutrition

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a class of diseases that involve the heart / blood vessels. CVD includes coronary artery diseases (CAD) such as angina and myocardial infarction (Heart attack) show casing a wide range of conditions, including blood vessel diseases such as coronary artery disease, problems with (arrhythmias) and congenital heart defects, Heart and blood vessel disease also called heart disease which includes infinite problems, many of which are related to a process called atherosclerosis. Cardiovascular diseases are the major cause of death and major contributors to medical utilization and disability. There is a striking age related rise in mortality due to heart diseases such that the wide majority of deaths due to heart disease occur in population age 65 and older. Through well accepted risk factors such as dyslipidemia and hypertension, dietary factors have a prominent role in the genesis of atherosclerotic CVDs.  Although atherosclerosis is a chronic process beginning in youth, there is abundant evidence that therapies initiated in old aged persons can prevent or delay clinical events. Nutrition is directly involved in major risk factors for coronary heart disease. Giving a thought to what you eat is one of the most important preventative measures you can take to avoid such deadly disease. There is no special food to avoid the risk of oncoming heart disease. High salts increase blood pressure and the increased risk of heart attack and stroke.

Related Societies: American Society for Preventive Cardiology | American Society of Echocardiography |American Society of Hypertension | Brazilian Society of Hypertension | Canadian Cardiovascular Society | Argentine Society of Cardiology