By Byron Edgington, Apr 29, Two years ago, in January , I had a heart attack. My cholesterol levels had always been enviably low. I slept well, albeit with a bit of snoring that kept my spouse awake at times. Nonetheless, two years ago at age 69, I found myself in an emergency room with frightening chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, and the standard presentation for a myocardial infarction. From the emergency room I went to a cath lab, where fluoroscopy showed that my left descending cardiac artery, my LAD, was 95 percent blocked. The specialist placed a stent in that vessel, I felt immediately better, and after four days in the hospital I went home relieved, grateful, and determined to never have another experience like that. My life changed utterly.
More people are living with this disease than ever before and numbers are steadily rising. The heart acts as a pump pushing blood round the body, which supplies oxygen and nutrients to all cells and removes waste products. The average adult has about eight pints of blood which the heart continuously circulates by beating around , times a day. The heart and the blood vessels arteries, veins and capillaries make up our circulatory system called the cardiovascular system. CVD such as heart disease and stroke occurs when there is a build up of fatty deposits plaques on the inside walls of the arteries. These plaques can clog up the arteries making them narrower and restricting the blood flow in the same way that sewerage pipes get blocked when people pour animal fat down the plughole! Reduced blood flow to the heart can then lead to chest pain and discomfort angina. A blood clot in the coronary artery may cut off the blood supply to the heart, which can then result in a heart attack and sudden death. Fatty deposits plaques build up in the lining of the arteries over time. As the artery narrows, the risk increases that a clot will form and completely block the blood flow.
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