Ch 6: Heart Disease & Heart Failure

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Use the lessons in this chapter to strengthen your knowledge of heart disease and heart failure. These lessons can help you add to your store of medical information, study for an exam or work toward better grades in related classes.

Heart Disease & Heart Failure - Chapter Summary

As you work through this chapter, you will learn what causes heart disease, the impact of lifestyle choices, and how this illness is diagnosed and treated. You will also study the symptoms, causes, diagnosis and treatment of congestive heart failure in humans and pets.

This powerful study tool is designed to provide you with comprehensive and well-researched information in short, easy-to-digest doses. Lesson quizzes and a chapter test help you measure your progress and check your retention and mastery of the material, while our expert instructors are available if you require assistance. Lesson topics include:

  • Definition, statistics, symptoms, and signs of heart disease
  • Types of heart disease and treatment options, causes and prevention
  • Heart disease risk factors, connection to alcohol and tobacco
  • Occurrence of heart disease in men and women
  • Causes and definition of congestive heart failure
  • Symptoms, stages, and diagnosis of congestive heart failure
  • Treatment and complications of congestive heart failure, and occurrence in cats and dogs

14 Lessons in Chapter 6: Heart Disease & Heart Failure
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Heart Disease: Definition & Statistics

1. Heart Disease: Definition & Statistics

Do you know what heart disease really is? Here's a hint: it's not one disease. There's more to it. Find out what it really is and some staggering statistics about it in this lesson.

Heart Disease: Signs & Symptoms

2. Heart Disease: Signs & Symptoms

Heart disease is a term that covers a very wide range of conditions that affect the heart and the blood vessels in the heart. In this lesson we will look at some general signs and symptoms and some that relate to an identified disease.

Heart Disease: Pathophysiology & Diagnosis

3. Heart Disease: Pathophysiology & Diagnosis

In this lesson, we will review the various types of heart disease and the causes of them. We will also look at how a physician determines if someone does or does not have heart disease.

Heart Disease: Types & Treatment

4. Heart Disease: Types & Treatment

Heart disease is a term that covers a very wide range of conditions that affect the heart and the blood vessels in the heart. In this lesson we will look closer at the types of heart disease and the treatments options.

Coronary vs. Congenital Heart Disease

5. Coronary vs. Congenital Heart Disease

Your heart is like a pump. But like a pump, it can suffer from various faults. This lesson defines and contrasts two forms of heart disease. One is known as coronary artery disease and the other is called congenital heart disease.

Heart Disease: Causes & Prevention

6. Heart Disease: Causes & Prevention

Heart disease is a big term that refers to diseases affecting the heart. This lesson explores the causes and types of heart diseases, as well as the various preventative measures we can take to avoid them.

Heart Disease in Women & Men

7. Heart Disease in Women & Men

Heart disease affects millions of men and women. In this lesson, we'll discuss what heart disease is, the various types of heart disease, and how the disease affects men and women differently.

Heart Disease: Risk Factors & Early Signs

8. Heart Disease: Risk Factors & Early Signs

Heart disease includes many different disorders. This lesson will go over the major risk factors for heart disease and some of the most important early signs of it.

Heart Disease Risks: Alcohol & Tobacco

9. Heart Disease Risks: Alcohol & Tobacco

This lesson will define heart disease and explain the role that atherosclerosis plays in developing heart disease. This lesson will also discuss the risk factors of smoking and alcohol on developing heart disease.

Congestive Heart Failure: Definition & Causes

10. Congestive Heart Failure: Definition & Causes

In this lesson we will review the definition and causes of congestive heart failure. We will also identify some of its identifying symptoms and discuss how patients can manage their risk of developing the disease.

Congestive Heart Failure: Diagnosis & Prognosis

11. Congestive Heart Failure: Diagnosis & Prognosis

When a person is diagnosed with CHF, there are several points to remember in order to obtain the best prognosis of the disease. In this lesson, we will explore the diagnostic criteria for CHF as well as several crucial lifestyle changes to improve the course of the disease.

Congestive Heart Failure: Symptoms & Stages

12. Congestive Heart Failure: Symptoms & Stages

In this lesson we will learn about congestive heart failure, the symptoms associated with it, and the different stages and the meaning of each. Congestive heart failure is sometimes known as CHF or heart failure and these terms are used interchangeability.

Congestive Heart Failure: Treatment & Complications

13. Congestive Heart Failure: Treatment & Complications

Your grandfather has congestive heart failure. You are wondering what his treatment options are and how you can help. In this lesson we will look at the treatment options for someone who has congestive heart failure and also what kind of complications they may face.

Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs & Cats

14. Congestive Heart Failure in Dogs & Cats

In this lesson we'll be learning about congestive heart failure in dogs and cats. Get a better understanding of what congestive heart failure is, its symptoms, and its treatments for pets.

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