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  Circulatory system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The circulatory system or cardiovascular system is the organ system which circulates blood around the body of most animals.
The human cardiovascular system comprises the blood, the heart, and a dual-circuit system of blood vessels that serve as conduits between the heart, the lungs, and the peripheral tissues of the body.
The respiratory system and renal system are intricately interrelated to cardiovascular function; it is generally held that these systems must be understood in relation to each other, if they are to be understood at all.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cardiovascular   (1726 words)

 Allicance of Cardiovascular Professionals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Cardiovascular technologists are qualified by specialized training and education to perform established cardiovascular diagnostic and therapeutic procedures at the request or direction of a physician.
The Cardiovascular Technologist specializing in non-invasive cardiovascular technology is a health care professional who, through the use of specific high technology equipment and at the direction or prescription of a qualified physician, performs procedures on patients leading to the diagnoses of congenital heart disease, acquired heart disease, coronary artery disease, and peripheral vascular disease.
The invasive cardiovascular technologist is a medical professional who is highly skilled and trained in the applied science of invasive cardiovascular technology with experience in all aspects of diagnostic and interventional cardiovascular procedures and who has demonstrated proficiency and knowledge through a credentialing examination.
www.acp-online.org /03acvp/pages/careers.html   (961 words)

 Cardiovascular Exercise   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The first component of cardiovascular exercise is frequency of the exercise, which refers to the number of exercise sessions per week.
Those of you who are very out of shape and/or who are overweight and doing weight-bearing cardiovascular exercise such as an aerobics class or jogging, might want to have at least 36 to 48 hours of rest between workouts to prevent an injury and to promote adequate bone and joint stress recovery.
Your greatest challenge, however, is not learning new cardiovascular exercises or the proper technique; it's not learning the heart rate zone to train at for your goals and interests or how to monitor the intensity.
www.staciem.com /Stacie/Cardio.htm   (1598 words)

Cardiovascular fitness also called cardiorespitory fitness is the ability of the lungs to provide oxygen to the blood and the heart to transport the oxygenated blood to the cells of the body.
The warm-up should increase the heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen consumption, dilate the blood vessels, increase elasticity of the active muscles, and increase the heat produced by the muscle groups to be used during exercise.
The purpose of a cool down is to slowly decrease the cardiovascular work and overall metabolism that were elevated during the cardiovascular activity.
www.fitzones.com /members/Fitness/fitness.asp   (5839 words)

 Cardiovascular Health
The Burden of cardiovascular Disease in Wisconsin 2005
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) includes a variety of heart and blood vessel diseases, such as heart attack (coronary artery disease), high blood pressure (hypertension), and brain attack (stroke).
One effort to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Wisconsin is the Cardiovascular Risk Reduction Initiative.
www.dhfs.state.wi.us /Health/cardiovascular   (314 words)

 e-Cardiovascular.net: Information on the cardiovascular system; heart, blood vessels and normal function   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The cardiovascular system consists of a muscular pump, the heart, in a double circuit of pipes that carry blood from the heart to the lungs and back in one circuit, the pulmonary circulation, and to the rest of the body and back to the heart, the systemic circulation.
Lymph capillaries are also important in the absorption of fat in the intestines and in fighting infection throughout the body by the contribution of immunologic factors and lymphocytes.
Injury or failure of the cardiovascular system, especially the heart, is a critical problem in that peripheral tissues depend on the delivery of nutrients and the removal of wastes through the blood vascular system.
www.e-cardiovascular.net   (398 words)

 GSDL Cardiovascular Disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Cardiovascular Disease Markers: The most advanced and comprehensive analysis of the biochemical markers associated with heart disease and stroke.
Cardiovascular Disease and Fatty Acids: Certain dietary fatty acids seem to guard against the hardening of fatty deposits in the arteries.
Cardiovascular Disease and Melatonin: A decrease in melatonin causes increased night-time sympathetic activity, which in turn is linked to coronary disease.
www.gsdl.com /assessments/finddisease/cardiovascular   (239 words)

 Cardiovascular technologists and technicians
Cardiovascular technologists and technicians assist physicians in diagnosing and treating cardiac (heart) and peripheral vascular (blood vessel) ailments.
Employment of cardiovascular technologists and technicians is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2012.
Cardiovascular technologists and technicians operate sophisticated equipment that helps physicians and other health practitioners to diagnose and treat patients.
www.bls.gov /oco/ocos100.htm   (1674 words)

 Cardiovascular Disease: Facts, Disease Prevention and Treatment Strategies
Cardiovascular disease (CVD), principally heart disease and stroke, is the Nation's leading killer for both men and women among all racial and ethnic groups.
Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) includes dysfunctional conditions of the heart, arteries, and veins that supply oxygen to vital life-sustaining areas of the body like the brain, the heart itself, and other vital organs.
We also include the Center for Disease Control Framework for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention and Control to help you understand on a large scale what the government is doing.
www.healingwithnutrition.com /cdisease/cardiovascular/cardiovascular.html   (1212 words)

 Symptoms of heart attack and cardiovascular disease info
Cardiovascular disease (CVD), principally heart disease is among the nation's leading killer for both men and women and among all racial and ethnic groups.
A fifth of all attacks are "silent", coming and going without immediate detection, the deadliness of the rest is enhanced by their shocking suddeness.
Risk factors for cardiovascular disease that may ultimately lead to a heart attack include: 1) high blood pressure 2) high blood cholesterol 3) tobacco use 4) physical inactivity 5) poor nutrition 6) overweight/obesity 7) diabetes 8) stress.
www.innervibrance.com /cardiovascular_disease   (809 words)

 New Chief of OHSU Cardiovascular Medicine
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States with about 286 Oregonians per 100,000 dying of the disease each year, according to the American Heart Association.
According to Kaul, early detection is the future focus for preventing cardiovascular disease.
Using the advanced cardiac imaging techniques and tools, such as the 64-slice CT scanner, OHSU's cardiovascular experts will be able to detect the earliest stages of heart disease, treat it and prevent it from progressing further.
www.ohsu.edu /ohsuedu/newspub/releases/070505chief.cfm   (872 words)

 Chapter 5 - Cardiovascular Training Exercises
To improve cardiovascular fitness and body composition, as well as to lose weight, continuous aerobic exercise of low to moderate intensity is recommended.
While cardiovascular exercise forms an important weapon within the anti-aging exercise arsenal, it is by no means the only magic bullet.
Cardiovascular exercise performed immediately after a full meal is not recommended.
www.drlam.com /book/chapter5.cfm   (5829 words)

 Cardiovascular disease 101: Know your heart and blood vessels - MayoClinic.com
You may be born with some types of cardiovascular disease (congenital) or acquire others later on, usually from a lifetime of unhealthy habits, such as smoking.
Like cardiovascular disease, heart disease is a term that's somewhat loose and broad, and it's often used that way.
It may occur as a result of other cardiovascular conditions that have damaged or weakened the heart, such as coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathy.
www.mayoclinic.com /invoke.cfm?id=HB00032   (2107 words)

 Cardiovascular Disease Research Highlighted
Cardiovascular disease, which includes high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, and stroke, is the most common cause of death in the United States.
In support of regional research in cardiovascular disease and physiology, the Gill Heart Institute is hosting its Cardiovascular Research Day at 11 a.m.
Such support of cardiovascular research is vitally important in Kentucky and surrounding states.
www.uky.edu /PR/News/041019_gill_research_day.htm   (281 words)

 BCM - Graduate Program in Cardiovascular Sciences   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
More individuals die of cardiovascular disease than any other, and it is clear that the level of disease is epidemic in proportion.
Present research directions range from mechanisms and etiology of various cardiovascular diseases, atherosclerosis, congestive heart failure, ischemia and hypertension to an in depth study of normal control mechanisms of cardiac, skeletal and smooth muscle, at a variety of levels, from "genes to organisms".
Fulfillment of a goal of development of understanding of cardiovascular disease requires a broad approach consisting of both basic and directed aspects of research.
www.bcm.edu /cvs/cvs-about.html   (406 words)

 Medicare Coverage for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Screening
Now Medicare beneficiaries are eligible for these vital cardiovascular screening tests so you can detect these diseases and risk factors early, make lifestyle changes, and live healthier, stronger lives.
Cardiovascular disease is the No. 1 killer in America.
Along with the cardiovascular screening, Medicare enrollees are now also able to receive a free, one-time “Welcome to Medicare” physical, as well as screenings for certain cancers and for diabetes.
www.americanheart.org /presenter.jhtml?identifier=3028172   (260 words)

 Glossary of Cardiovascular Terms - Texas Heart Institute Heart Information Center
When referring to heart and blood vessels, a risk factor is associated with an increased chance of developing cardiovascular disease, including stroke.
The most common underlying reason for patients dying suddenly is cardiovascular disease, in particular coronary heart disease.
It is not the intention of THI to provide specific medical advice, but rather to provide users with information to better understand their health and their diagnosed disorders.
www.tmc.edu /thi/glossary.html   (6155 words)

 University of Toledo College of Health and Human Services
Cardiovascular Technologists are qualified by specialized training and education to perform established cardiovascular diagnostic and therapeutic procedures with a physician order.
Over the years, the cardiovascular practice has grown and the University of Toledo is proud to offer a program to help fill the cardiovascular sonographer work force shortage.
The Cardiovascular Professionals are qualified by professional credentialing (ARDMS or CCI) and academic clinical experience to provide diagnostic patient care services using ultrasound and related diagnostic procedures.
www.hhs.utoledo.edu /cardiovascular/cardiovascular.html   (352 words)

 Bodybuilding.com - Cardiovascular Articles!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In part 2 of our series on cardiovascular training we have made a change to our program so we can take a deeper look at cardiovascular training by going inside the different types of endurance that we as wrestlers use...
Cardiovascular exercise is an important component of general health.
From personal experience I have found cardiovascular exercise is a valuable part of my diet and exercise program during off-season and pre-contest time.
www.bodybuilding.com /fun/bbinfo.php?page=Cardiovascular   (3069 words)

 Cardiovascular Fitness   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In the United States approximately 12% of all deaths are attributed to a lack of regular physical activity.
Cardiovascular diseases are the No. 1 killer of women as well as men.
Cardiovascular diseases claim the lives of more females every year (>half a million) -- more lives than the next 16 causes of death combined.
w3.ouhsc.edu /phar5442/Lectures/Cardiovascfitness.html   (737 words)

 Statewide Cardiovascular Research Center Established
With South Carolina leading the nation in rates of cardiovascular disease, the state's two medical schools have joined forces to establish a center to promote the study of cardiovascular disease in the state.
While cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of illness and death in the United States, the burden of cardiovascular disease in South Carolina in terms of both morbidity and mortality exceeds the national average.
The state has the third highest age-adjusted death rate for total cardiovascular diseases and is number one for deaths due to stroke, according to the American Heart Association's 2001 Heart and Stroke Statistical Update.
www.musc.edu /pr/cardiovascular.htm   (656 words)

Welcome to the Good Samaritan Health System’s Cardiovascular Services Product Line.  We offer a full range of cardiac services close to home.  The Cardiac Service Product Line was developed in response to findings of the hospital’s community health assessment.
These findings showed that a high percentage of Lebanon County residents with serious cardiovascular disease were being sent to Harrisburg, Hershey, and Lancaster for care.  Our Open heart surgery program began in April 2005 and our cardiac interventional program began in June 2005.
Our services are unique in that we utilize the universal bed model for the open heart patients.  This allows open heart surgery patients to be admitted and discharged from the same room.
www.gshleb.org /cardio.cfm?id=353   (131 words)

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Since cardiovascular health is key to health in general -- and the lack of it is so common -- it is where I'd like to begin a health review.
The greater your abdominal girth relative to your height, the greater your risk of cardiovascular disease.
Increased abdominal girth is a strong indicator of hyperinsulinemia, pre-diabetes, and diabetes and consequently a useful indicator of cardiovascular disease.
www.mercola.com /2003/jan/4/cardiovascular_health.htm   (2850 words)

 Health Services | Presbyterian Cardiovascular Institute
The Presbyterian Cardiovascular Institute is one of the largest comprehensive heart and vascular institutes in the region and provides a full range of nationally recognized services.
The Presbyterian Cardiovascular Institute combines leading-edge cardiovascular research and treatment with community health and wellness education, patient education, support programs and rehabilitation services to care for complex cardiovascular disease.
The Presbyterian Cardiovascular Institute is a leader in national and international cardiovascular research, which provides our patients access to tomorrow's cardiac treatments today.
www.presbyterian.org /health_services/cardio_services   (183 words)

 Cardiovascular Health in New York State
Among both men and women, and across all racial and ethnic groups, cardiovascular disease is New York's leading killer.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD), specifically heart disease and stroke, kills more New Yorkers than any other condition.
In 2002, the estimated direct (medical care) and indirect (lost productivity) cost of cardiovascular disease in New York was almost $16 billion.
www.health.state.ny.us /nysdoh/heart/healthy/healthy.htm   (469 words)

 Counseling: Vitamin Supplementation to Prevent Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The available evidence from randomized trials is either inadequate or conflicting, and the influence of confounding variables on observed outcomes in observational studies cannot be determined.
As a result, the USPSTF could not determine the balance of benefits and harms of routine use of supplements of vitamins A, C or E; multivitamins with folic acid; or antioxidant combinations for the prevention of cancer or cardiovascular disease.
In 2 trials restricted to heavy smokers, beta-carotene supplementation was associated with higher incidence of lung cancer and higher all-cause mortality.
www.ahcpr.gov /clinic/uspstf/uspsvita.htm   (287 words)

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