Heart (Cardiovascular diseases)

Weight of human heart : 200–450 gm.
Say approximately 300 g.
% Human heart of total body weight : 0.3% of the total mass

Heart in pdf format

We plan to do einterviews with MBBS doctors to understand 4 things
1) Tests or questions you ask in first few meetings
2) What it means in medical terms
3) What it means in non medical terms
4) What should the patient or care takers do

We might interview Aurvedic doctors, homeopathic doctors, Yoga teachers on this health issue.

About cardiovascular diseases

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the name for the group of disorders of heart and blood vessels, and include:

hypertension (high blood pressure)
coronary heart disease (heart attack)
cerebrovascular disease (stroke)
peripheral vascular disease
heart failure
rheumatic heart disease
congenital heart disease

Key facts

CVDs are the number one cause of death globally: more people die annually from CVDs than from any other cause.

An estimated 17.3 million people died from CVDs in 2008, representing 30% of all global deaths. Of these deaths, an estimated 7.3 million were due to coronary heart disease and 6.2 million were due to stroke.

Low- and middle-income countries are disproportionally affected: over 80% of CVD deaths take place in low- and middle-income countries and occur almost equally in men and women.

By 2030, almost 23.6 million people will die from CVDs, mainly from heart disease and stroke. These are projected to remain the single leading causes of death.

Video links

Cardiovascular Disease Overview

What happens during a heart attack? - Krishna Sudhir

5 Common Signs of Heart Disease

Hypertension - causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology