Ch 21: Cardiovascular Disorders

About This Chapter

View the video and text lessons in this chapter to learn about types of cardiovascular disorders. Discover the causes of these conditions, their effects and how they are treated medically.

Cardiovascular Disorders - Chapter Summary

This chapter's engaging video lessons teach you about cardiovascular disorders and how they can affect the human body. You'll review the components of the cardiovascular system -- the heart and blood vessels -- and how changes in these body parts can lead to disease. Our instructors explain not only how cardiovascular disorders are handled once diagnosed but also how some can be prevented. Once you finish studying the video and text lessons in this chapter, you should be able to:

  • Identify disorders affecting the heart
  • Describe age-related cardiovascular changes
  • List risk factors for cardiovascular disease
  • Identify strategies to help prevent cardiovascular disease
  • Explain causes and effects of cardiovascular diseases
  • Discuss methods of diagnosing cardiovascular conditions
  • Provide examples of surgical and non-surgical cardiovascular disorder treatments

We offer several features with our video lessons to help you grasp and retain knowledge of cardiovascular disorders. After watching the videos the first time, you can go back and review specific parts by using the included video tags. If it's easier for you to retain information through reading, each lesson includes a video transcript. Instructors provide clear definitions and examples to explain key points, and you can use links to other text lessons for extra details on important terms. Once you feel ready you can take the short quizzes included with each lesson.

5 Lessons in Chapter 21: Cardiovascular Disorders
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Types of Heart Conditions and Diseases

1. Types of Heart Conditions and Diseases

Your heart muscle receives a rich blood supply from the coronary arteries. If the coronary arteries become blocked, it can result in coronary heart disease, angina, heart attack or congestive heart failure. Learn how these conditions get started.

Age-Related Changes to the Cardiovascular System: Types & Effects

2. Age-Related Changes to the Cardiovascular System: Types & Effects

The heart is one of those organs that's really difficult to live without since it is responsible for moving blood throughout your body. In this lesson, we'll explore some of the issues that can happen to the heart and the cardiovascular system.

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors & Preventative Strategies

3. Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors & Preventative Strategies

This lesson will describe for you the numerous controllable and uncontrollable risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease as well as important preventative strategies to maximize your health.

Different Kinds of Cardiovascular Disease: Definitions & Examples

4. Different Kinds of Cardiovascular Disease: Definitions & Examples

So many problems can occur in the cardiovascular system of your body. Some of them mainly involve the heart and others the blood vessels, but one big one involves both at the same time!

Diagnosing and Treating Cardiovascular Disease

5. Diagnosing and Treating Cardiovascular Disease

This lesson will describe the many different ways cardiovascular diseases can be diagnosed and treated. For example, you'll learn the differences between angioplasty and angiography.

Chapter Practice Exam
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