Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. It is responsible for 45% of deaths in the western world and nearly 25% in developing countries. Prevention strategies, such as educational campaigns aimed at the general public, have the potential of greatly reducing the incidence of cardiovascular disease at every stage. But in order for such campaigns to be effective, it is necessary to both understand and reduce the many risk factors for cardiovascular disease. Learning about effective forms of heart disease management is important, and regular checkups with diagnostic testing are often recommended.
Understanding Mitral Valve Disease is also an important part of an overall understanding of Heart Disease. Mitral valve disease is a condition of the heart’s mitral valve. When a mitral valve is not working properly, you can experience symptoms such as fatigue and shortness of breath, caused by the defective valve allowing blood to flow backwards into the left atrium. When this happens, the heart cannot pump enough blood out of the left ventricular chamber to supply the body with oxygen-filled blood. However, many people with mitral valve disease experience no symptoms at all.
In this one-hour special we will learn about Heart Disease and Mitral Valve Disease, be introduced to important forms of disease management, and learn about new surgical techniques available for patients. We will also learn how to improve our overall heart health by lowering blood pressure, reducing levels of bad cholesterol, eating healthier, and focusing on the right kinds of exercise. Also, we will speak with physicians who are encouraging their patients to be more proactive in their overall health care while providing them with the tools necessary to have a healthier heart!
Our goal is to guide viewers along the path to a long healthy life. The science of medicine will come to life through colorful 3D animation and crisp high definition video. Everyday people tell extraordinary stories of triumph and survival in an upbeat, positive format.
Experts will highlight the life-changing benefits of adopting a healthy lifestyle as a way of preventing disease and promoting health and wellness choices that can keep viewers active and vital from early adulthood onward.
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