Understanding Heart Disease and it relationship to Diabetes

Understanding Heart Disease and it relationship to Diabetes and other chronic diseases.  Researched through the lens of a Biochemical Engineer focusing on understanding the source cause of problems so they can be corrected.

Presented by Ivor Cummins, the Chief Program Officier for Irish Heart Disease Awarness.

Video Timeline:

00:00 Introduction – Why
00:00 Understanding Healthy Cholesterol & Blood Flow 
04:14 What are byproduct causes heart and artery dysfunction
05:50 What is the root causes & what do the experts say
07:16 How does the root cause occur and impact the body
12:25 How do you measure this condition?
19:15 How the indicators of this condition?
21:00 Actionable root causes to reduce the risk and/or reverse the condition 
24:00 Traditional measurements against measurements that can actual measure your risk
30:40 Actual Medical Case Review

Heart Disease Explained

On our webinar, Carl asks the question about heart disease, and I had done some research and below is some of the resources and findings.

First, so that we are on the same page, let’s start with a definition.

The cardiovascular disease generally refers to conditions that involve narrowed or blocked blood vessels that can lead to a heart attack, chest pain (angina) or stroke. Other heart conditions, such as those that affect your heart’s muscle, valves or rhythm, also are considered forms of heart disease.

This information focuses on Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a condition which affects the arteries that supply the heart with blood. It is usually caused by atherosclerosis which is a buildup of plaque inside the artery walls. This buildup causes the inside of the arteries to become narrower and slows down the flow of blood. Continue reading “Heart Disease Explained”