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What is Peripheral Arterial Disease

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This is a type of cardiovascular disease that occur when the vessels that carries blood from the heart to the limbs (especially the legs) is narrowed by build-up of fatty deposits.
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The Impact of Risk Factors on the Prevalence of Cardiovascular Disease
Abiola Basirat Bakare (University of Lincoln, UK), Mubeen Ghafoor (College of Science, University of Lincoln, UK), Manuela Mura (University of Lincoln, UK), and Waqar Ahmed (University of Lincoln, UK)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-6684-6830-2.ch013
The growing rate of cardiovascular disease all over the globe is so alarming that urgent measures need to be put in place. Approximately 18 million deaths are recorded every year globally due to cardiovascular disease. People living with high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol level, or living poor are at high risk of developing cardiovascular disease. Other factors include age, gender, family history, and ethnic group. Understanding the risks of cardiovascular disease can help individuals, organizations, and governments promote a healthy lifestyle. Cleveland heart disease dataset was collected from online and open source for the purpose of this study. The dataset includes 297 medical records of patients between the ages of 29-77. The dataset was processed and analyzed in Microsoft Excel using frequency counts and percentages. The risk factors are important risk factors of cardiovascular disease for the participant of the study. Discussion on the use of biomaterials in fabricating tissue-engineered nanofibers for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases is also presented.
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