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Network of veins in the female body
Diagram of the heart
Atherosclerosis
X-ray showing a blocked artery
Heart disease risk factors for African American women
Pictures of diseased and healthy hearts
Angioplasty surgery
Heart bypass surgery
Xanthelasmata
Ear lobe crease
Arcus corneae
Raynaud's Phenomenon
Heart Disease Tests


NETWORK OF BLOOD VESSELS


Female Cardiovascular System
The cardiovascular system refers to the network of veins and smaller blood vessels which transport blood and oxygen around the body. See cardiovascular system.


DIAGRAM OF THE HEART


ATHEROSCLEROSIS


Blocked or Narrowed Arteries
Atherosclerosis is name for the process where fatty deposits build up in the walls of the arteries causing them to narrow. This is the primary cause of heart disease.

 

BLOCKED BLOOD VESSEL ON X-RAY

Signs of Coronary Heart Disease
An X-ray showing a narrowing of an artery which supplies blood to the heart.


SPECIAL RISK FACTORS


PICTURES OF HEARTS



Healthy heart (Left) and diseased (Right)

HEALTHY HEART


DISEASED HEART




ANGIOPLASTY SURGERY



Coronary Angioplasty Surgery

Coronary angioplasty is a medical procedure used to open narrowed or blocked arteries of the heart. A small device which has a balloon on the end is inserted into the blocked artery and inflated to stretch it. It is then removed. For a permanent solution a small metal stent can be inserted into the artery to keep it open long term.

 



Using Stents and Balloons


Picture of Stents


CORONARY ARTERY BYPASS SURGERY



Heart (Coronary) Bypass Surgery -
Heart is Clearly Visible
Coronary artery bypass surgery is a major surgical procedure which is used for treating blockages in the arteries which supply the heart with blood.


 



Woman With Scar After Bypass Surgery
Newer, less invasive procedures than traditional CABG surgery are leaving smaller scars (see image below).

 

New grafted vein bypasses the blocked artery.

SURGICAL SCARS



Size of incisions made by traditional surgery (Left) and newer less invasive procedure (Right)


Xanthelasmata



Xanthelasmata: Fatty deposits around the eyes. Doctors used to think it was a sign of heart disease, but this is no longer the case. It is a common symptom of diabetes however.


EAR LOBE CREASE

 



Ear lobe crease can be a sign of heart disease.


Arcus Corneae


Arcus corneae: Grey ring around the eye. This condition is not now thought to be linked to high cholesterol.


RAYNAUD'S PHENOMENON



 

 

Note blue tinge to fingers. Raynaud’s phenomenon is a condition where cold temperatures or strong emotions cause blood vessels to spasm so that blood flow to the fingers, toes, ears and nose is temporarily blocked. Atheroschlerosis, the buildup of fatty deposits in blood vessels is a major cause.

 

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