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The Cardiovascular System

For a number of problems that affect the heart and blood vessels (the cardiovascular system) the term "heart disease" is commonly used. Coronary diseases, such as congenital heart disease, coronary artery disease, hypertensive heart disease and rheumatic heart disease, are serious ailments that can lead to death. The major cause of cardiovascular ailments are illnesses resulting from strain and stress. Because a cure becomes uncertain once the disease sets in, every effort should be made to prevent heart disease, and prevention should begin during childhood. What is learnt and practiced in childhood goes a long way in preventing heart problems at a later age.

Congenital heart disease is the deformity of the heart or the major blood vessels and exists from birth. It must be evaluated and treated by a specialist. Symptoms of the disease depend on the nature of the defect. The term "blue baby" is usually used to describe babies with a defective heart. Dusky colour of the skin, delayed growth and shortness of breath when the child exerts itself are some possible symptoms. Coronary artery disease occurs as a result of obstruction in the coronary vessels, This interferes with the supply of oxygen to the heart. Most heart attacks resulting from coronary heart disease are unexpected. Hypertensive heart disease is the inefficient pumping of the heart due to hypertension (high blood pressure). Rheumatic heart disease is the inflammation in the heart's lining or valves or covering of the heart or inflammation of the heart muscles caused by rheumatic fever. It is common among children. It is important to prevent the recurrence of the disease after treating it.