Angina Pectoris, a heart disease

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3 Introduction

4 The Human Heart

5 Symptoms of Coronary Heart Disease

5 Heart Attack

5 Sudden Death

5 Angina

6 Angina Pectoris

6 Signs and Symptoms

7 Different Forms of Angina

8 Causes of Angina

9 Atherosclerosis

9 Plaque

10 Lipoproteins

10 Lipoproteins and Atheroma

11 Risk Factors

11 Family History

11 Diabetes

11 Hypertension

11 Cholesterol

12 Smoking

12 Multiple Risk Factors

13 Diagnosis

14 Drug Treatment

14 Nitrates

14 Beta-blockers

15 Calcium antagonists

15 Other Medications

16 Surgery

16 Coronary Bypass Surgery

17 Angioplasty

18 Self-Help

20 Type-A Behaviour Pattern

21 Cardiac Rehab Program

22 Conclusion

23 Diagrams and Charts

26 Bibliography


In today's society, people are gaining medical knowledge at

quite a fast pace. Treatments, cures, and vaccines for various

diseases and disorders are being developed constantly, and yet,

coronary heart disease remains the number one killer in the


The media today concentrates intensely on drug and alcohol

abuse, homicides, AIDS and so on.

What a lot of people are not

realizing is that coronary heart disease actually accounts for

about 80% of all sudden deaths. In fact, the number of deaths

from heart disease approximately equals to the number of deaths

from cancer, accidents, chronic lung disease, pneumonia and

influenza, and others, COMBINED.

One of the symptoms of coronary heart disease is angina

pectoris. Unfortunately, a lot of people do not take it

seriously, and thus not realizing that it may lead to other

complications, and even death.THE HUMAN HEART

In order to understand angina, one must know about our own

heart. The human heart is a powerful muscle in the body which is

worked the hardest. A double pump system, the heart consists of

two pumps side by side, which pump blood to all parts of the

body. Its steady...