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Saturday, February 20, 2010

What is Coronary Heart Disease?


Your coronary arteries are the major blood vessels that supply us with blood, oxygen and nutrients and this disease causes the arteries to become damaged or diseased.

Source: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/coronary-artery-disease/DS00064

What causes Coronary Heart Disease?


Smoking, high amount of plaques, which are fats and cholesterol in the blood, High blood pressure, High amount of sugar in the blood due to insulin resistance or diabetes.

Source: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/Cad/CAD_Causes.html


What are some of the symptoms of Coronary Heart Disease?


The symptoms are heart palpitations,difficulty in breathing and Angina

Source:http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Coronary-heart-disease/Pages/Symptoms.aspx


How to treat Coronary Heart Disease?


Even though there are no treatment for Coronary Heart Disease,but research and recent development of new medicines and significant improvements in surgical procedures have meant that the condition can now be managed more effectively. With the right treatment, the symptoms of coronary heart disease can be reduced and the functioning of the heart improved.

Source:http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Coronary-heart-disease/Pages/Treatment.aspx


How is the absence of blood component/structure affect the health of the patient?


Coronary artery disease (CAD) causes changes in both structure and function of the blood vessels. Atherosclerotic processes cause an abnormal deposition of lipids in the vessel wall, leukocyte infiltration and vascular inflammation, plaque formation and thickening of the vessel wall.

Source:http://www.cvphysiology.com/CAD/CAD001.htm


How is technology used to facilitate the analysis of one’s state of health and improve one’s lifestyle?


With technology, we know how to detect diseases and have safer ways to cure those diseases.

Also with technology, we can find out what causes the diseases and adapt our lifestyle so that we can prevent diseases.


How technology is used to save lives with respect to the disease investigated?


Currently, technology has many methods to save people with Coronary Heart Disease. The five main kinds are the Electrocardiogram(ECG), the 2D-echocardiogram, the Computered-tomography of Coronary Arteries, the Coronary Angiogram and the Coronary Angioplasty and stenting. The ECG captures the electrical impulses from the heart and presents it in graph to detect heart disease, allowing the surgeon to treat the heart. The 2D-echocardiogram uses ultrasound technology to visualise the heart to look for heart disease so the surgeon can treat it. Computered-tomography of coronary arteries uses special x-ray technology ie. CT scan to visualise the coronary arteries to look for artery blockage so the surgeon can treat it. Coronary Angiogream injects special dye into the coronary artery to visualise them. Coronary Angioplasty and stenting uses special equipment like balloons and metallic stents to treat blocked arteries by inflating a balloon in the artery to widen it.
Source:Bibliography

Dr Chua Gim Chuah, Radiologist from Gleneagles Hospital, informational interview, 19 February 2010

Done By :Mitchel,Roy,Qi ren and Pasakorn

25 comments:

endless midnight said...

Angina? What's that?

endless midnight said...

i have learnt that coronary heart disease can be very dangerous if not treated properly.

Norullayaley said...

1) I have learnt that Coronary Heart Disease happens when bacteria infects the coronary arteries (which are one of the major blood vessels in our body that supplies us with blood) and causes them to become damaged.

endless midnight said...

i have learnt that technology can help to lessen the dangers of the disease.

Kim said...

I've learnt that coronary heart disease cause arteries to become damaged or diseased. The person who suffered from this disease will have difficulty in breathing.

Kimberly

sstjourney said...

1) I have learnt that Coronary Heart Disease causes the arteries to become damaged or diseased.

2)I have learnt that smoking can cause Coronary Heart Disease too.

Millie

Norullayaley said...

2) I learnt that though there is no treatment to cure Coronary Heart Disease fully, there are medicines that can reduce the symptoms of the disease and improve the functioning of the heart.

Kim said...

I've learnt that there are currently no treatment for Coronary Heart Disease. However, with the right treatment, the symptoms of this disease can be reduced and the functioning of the heart can be improved.

Kimberly

helene said...

I learnt that there is no known treatment for Coronary Heart Disease, although it can now be managed more effectively

yo yifan一凡 said...

I found out what coronary heart disease means that the coronary arteries have an infection and cause it to become damaged or diseased

helene said...

I learnt that with technology, finding if you have diseases is easier, and treating them is also easier

serene said...

I have learnt that Coronary Heart Disease causes arteries to become damaged or diseased.

yo yifan一凡 said...

I did not know that X-ray can scan other internal organs instead of bones

A.L. said...

I have learnt that high amount of platelets cause Coronary heart disease.

Fatin Zafirah said...

I've learnt that Coronary Heart Disease is caused by our own doings.

Wei Kang low said...

I learnt that the coronary blood vessels supply is the main blood vessel that supplies us with blood and and the disease will damage our arteries and the our breathng

A.L. said...

I have learnt that difficulty in breathing is one of the symptoms of the disease.

IZK said...

i learnt that technology can be used to detect diseases and that there is no treatment for coronary heart disease

Denise said...

I have learnt that Coronary artery disease (CAD) causes changes in both structure and function of the blood vessels.

I have learnt that the five main kinds of method of using technology to save people is the Electrocardiogram(ECG), the 2D-echocardiogram, the Computered-tomography of Coronary Arteries, the Coronary Angiogram and the Coronary Angioplasty and stenting.

serene said...

I have learnt that there is no sure for Coronary Heart Disease but there are great improvements in medicines and surgical procedures to manage the condition more effectively.

Fatin Zafirah said...

I've learnt that there is no 100% cure for Coronory Heart Disease.

Matthew Wong said...

I learnt that smoking can cause Coronary Heart Disease.

A.L. said...

My uncle once had tis disease and now know the cause of it.

REUVEN LIM said...

I learnt that this disease can be caused by bacteria, smoking, anything that causes damage.

I also learnt that due to the damage in the blood vessels, people may have respiratory difficulties

infamous08 said...

I leared that Angina is one of the symptoms of conory heart disease