module 9 activity cardiovascular disease chapter 9
Module 9 Activity: Cardiovascular Disease (Chapter 9)
The purpose of this assignment is to help students think about their heart attack risk. When traditionally-aged college students are asked to predict their cause of death, the most frequently reported answer is some form of unintentional injury. And indeed, unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for people under the age of 40. However, most students will live past 40, and only a very few will die from an unintentional injury. Unless this class is quite different from the total population, the most frequent cause of death will be heart disease. Although a risk factor analysis is not completely accurate in predicting cardiovascular diseases, this type of analysis can alert people who are at high risk for this and other chronic diseases. Several Internet sites offer risk screenings.
A detailed assessment of heart disease and stroke is available at http://www.yourdiseaserisk.wustl.edu/Visit this website and assess your risk for heart disease and stroke. Then, write a one page summary of the findings along with a description of things you might do to reduce your risk now and in the future. If findings reveal you are at low risk for heart disease, discuss ways you can keep your risk low.
Your submission should be 2-3 pages total in length (double-spaced, Times New Roman 12 point font, one-inch margins).