Due to this restriction, oxygenated blood finds it harder to get to the heart and this reduction eventually leads to CHD and its symptoms. A lack of oxygen travelling to the heart due to atherosclerosis is actually called "cardiac ischemia.".The symptoms of CHD aren't always the same and may vary. But there are some common points.When these signs begin to manifest you will be aware that your heart is beginning to come under great pressure. It will pump harder, faster and may sound distorted.
Eventually, your heart will be unable to meet the demand of your body for blood and the level of fluid in your lungs will rise -- congestive heart failure.If you notice these signs of cardiovascular disease you should see your doctor immediately. You should also act to improve your cardiovascular circulation.There are many ways to do this -- smoking less or not being around those who do smoke, eating less junk food, exercising and using an omega 3 fish oil supplement.
We always tell children how important their education is, so we should take that advice for ourselves and have a current, correct and complete cardiovascular education. We definitely need to know more about heart attacks, the risks and the preventative measures.First things first, we need to learn about heart attacks. They are causes by a blockage in our coronary arteries which doesn't allow any oxygenated blood to travel to the heart.Generally, this blockage is due to a blood clot. So how do blood clots happen? They are due to the build up of "plaque" on the walls of our arteries.
This "plaque" consists of things like fat and cholesterol (both of which we get from junk food), and other internal materials like fibrous tissue and dead cells. This causes the narrowing of the artery which results in a heart attack, but another cause may be a spasm occurring the artery.The only problem is that we only notice the symptoms of a coming heart attack when 70% of our coronary artery is being blocked by plaque. This is in the advanced stages of the condition.