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change-of-heart-pdc-omegaAn estimated 80,000,000 American adults have one or more types of cardiovascular disease (CVD). That means that approximately 1 in 3 adults have some type of CVD! Armed with this knowledge, the Omega chapter of Phi Delta Chi decided to aim our window display research at a topic that could affect all of these patients and educate others who do not currently have CVD. Cardiovascular disease is the progressive disease affecting both the heart and the blood vessels.

Many problems are a result of atherosclerosis, or the buildup of plaque (usually from high cholesterol) in the blood vessels. This buildup may eventually cut off blood supply to the heart or brain, causing a heart attack or stroke, respectively. Our hope is that this website will better inform the public of cardiovascular disease and explain some strategies that may be employed to help lower cardiovascular risk.






   
   
     
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