Different ways of treating Cardiovascular disease

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Different ways of treating Cardiovascular disease by Mind Map: Different ways of treating Cardiovascular disease

1. Drugs

1.1. Statin

1.1.1. Statins are a group of medicines that can help lower the level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the blood.

1.1.2. They help stabilize the blood vessel lining, which benefits the whole body. However, it also can cause s type 2 diabetes or higher blood sugar, confusion and memory loss and liver damage.

1.2. Anticoagulants

1.2.1. Anticoagulants are medicines that reduce the ability of the blood to clot.

1.3. Antihypertensives

1.3.1. An antihypertensive is a drug used to treat high blood pressure.

2. Healthy Lifestyle

2.1. Diet

2.1.1. Diet is a special course of food to which a person restricts themselves, either to lose weight or for medical reasons.

2.1.2. It does in some cases help to get the unhealthy weight off. However, not all diets are healthy so we might miss out on the nutrition we really need.

2.2. Exercise

2.2.1. Exercise is also known as physical activity.

2.2.2. Exercise helps decreasing risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. However, exercise also hurts your heart.

2.3. Lifestyle/ Habits

2.3.1. Lifestyle/ Habits is a routine that something you do everyday.

2.3.2. Some habits are really good which you need to continue like exercising, running, etc however, there're some habits that you should reduce as much as you can like smoking, getting drunk, using drugs, etc.

3. Surgical procedure

3.1. Stents

3.1.1. Tubes inserted inside the artery to keep it open to allow the blood pass through.

3.1.2. Stents can irritate artery and make scar tissue.

3.2. Bypass surgery

3.2.1. Bypass surgery is used to improve blood flow to your heart. A surgeon uses blood vessels taken from another area of your body to bypass the damaged arteries.

3.2.2. Bypass surgery can decrease your chance of a heart attack and have more energy for physical activities. But it could make your lung infection.

3.3. Donor heart

3.3.1. Heart donors are "brain dead" patients whose families have decided to donate their heart and organs.

3.3.2. Donor heart offers people a second chance at life. There are no age restrictions on being an organ donor. However, not everyone can become an organ donor.