Flashcards in Cvd Deck (14):
Leading cause of death in Aust.
How many % of Australians have at lest one modifiable risk factor?
Biggest killer CVD?
Coronary heart disease
Two major types of stroke
Ischaemic (artery blocked)
Haemorrhagic (blood vessel ruptured)
A stroke happens when blood flow to a part of the brain stops. A stroke is sometimes called a "brain attack."
East Asia has
More stroke than ischaemic heart disease
Heart failure is a condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to the rest of the body.
Ischaemic heart disease
Lack of blood supply to the heart
Kidney failure is both a risk factor for and a condition associated with heart, stroke and vascular diseases
T or F
Since 1970s, death rates from heart, stroke and vascular diseases have fallen by
Why CVD has fallen 70%
A smaller proportion due to better survival in people with disease....?
Trends in CVD
• Since 1970s, death rates from heart, strokeand vascular diseases have fallen by 70%
• More than half of this trend is thought to be due to?
less people getting CVD
?% have three or more Modifiable CVDrisk factors.
25% have three or more risk factors.