The truth about heart disease and stroke

Heart disease occurs when blood clots often block blood vessels. Meanwhile a stroke is caused by either blood clogging or blood vessel overflow.

Another case is heart failure when blood cannot circulate into parts of the body. And finally, congenital heart disease is also causing long-term problems for those who suffer from this disease, even death. So what do you know about heart disease and stroke?

Heart Disease

The heart serves to bring blood to organs on the human body, bringing oxygen and nutrients to necessary places. Once this process is interrupted or deactivated will cause a serious situation, the worst outcome is death.

The risk of heart disease is most common in people who have an unreasonable diet, do not exercise, and occur with smokers. Thus men are more likely to suffer from heart disease than women. There have also been many treatments such as drug therapy, artificial cardiomyopathy and transplantation. These methods also alleviate the symptoms of disease or also prolong the lives of patients.

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Studying stroke

According to a BBC source, the heartbeat is about 100,000 times a day. Average heart transports 8 tons of blood in 24 hours. The first to describe the circulation of blood was a British doctor - William Harvey in 1628. And the first heart transplant surgery was done by a North African named Christiaan Barnard in 1967.


There are two types of stroke - one caused by blood clots in the brain called (ischemia) - the second type is a vascular spill (also called cerebral hemorrhage). However, in both cases the brain stops providing oxygen, causing destruction or killing of cells.

A statistic shows that ischemia accounts for 20%, causing stroke to remain 80% due to cerebral hemorrhage. Patients who are sick often find it difficult to breathe, have difficulty walking, and have difficulty in performing body activities.

Patients can reduce their risk if they take a healthy diet, stop smoking and drinking alcohol. Often people with this disease will be treated with aspirin.

Nguyen Thi Ninh