In accordance to the previous post (34) I decided to dig in further in our journey of learning about non-communicable diseases (NCDs). To know more about it click here (then you can come back here and continue knowledge soaking). All of this information is just some light shed on topics I am no expert in, but I do like to share knowledge in a more interpretable manner.
Okay so today’s chat is about Coronary vascular diseases commonly termed as CVDs and mistakenly thought to everyone as just a heart attack. I mean yeah, I’m not going to say it isn’t but that’s not where the story ends. A CVD is termed to any disease that is related to disorders of the heart and blood vessels which is why the confusion could arise but remember, we have blood vessels all around the body and the body itself is operated by the heart in a way.
In classification there are four types of CVDs:
- Coronary artery disease (CAD) – this one there is the one related proximally to the heart per se, where decreased muscle activity (myocardial perfusions) leads to angina or heart failure – heart attack.
- Cerebrovascular disease – Easily interpreted to those previously familiar with a bit of anatomical terminology as the name suggests; cerebro: from cerebral as in the brain and vascular: blood vessels. This disease targets the brain as a whole and is what causes strokes and trans ischaemic attacks (TIA).
- Periphery artery disease – periphery means everything else in the body except the brain and the spinal cord, in this explanation this disease targets the limbs’ arteries which furthermore results in limping in the individual.
- Aortic atherosclerosis – BIG WORDS WHAT!! In reference to (34) How much do we know about NCDs, where we mentioned about atheromas and plaque formation in the arteries and how that leads to a blockage of the artery, this disease is a result of it.
That must have been quite overwhelming i bet but that now leads us to an even more intriguing read on the next post…..
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