ETSN  Vol.4 No.1 , March 2015
Online Educational Resources Regarding Cardiovascular Prevention
Author(s) Aldo T. Marrocco*
ABSTRACT
This paper presents several informative and educational tools aimed to explain some mechanisms of Miocardial Infarction and Stroke, their risk factors and their prevention. Such educational and informative documents are in English and consist of texts, images, videos, animations and games. They are downloadable for free and can be used with the method considered by the teacher as most appropriate. Among the aims of the study is to provide information on the effects which some of our daily actions may have on the circulatory system. The pathological processes affecting blood vessels may start to develop during childhood or adolescence as a consequence of physical inactivity, unhealthy diet, smoking and alcohol abuse. Notoriously, unhealthy behaviours learned in early age are very likely to be continued in the adulthood. By the time they can lead to important car-diovascular risk factors, such as high blood pressure, overweight or obesity, raised blood sugars and lipids. Some of the documents presented in this manuscript suggest that complying with cardivascular prevention measures may also, at the same time, reduce the risk of other diseases.

Cite this paper
Marrocco, A. (2015) Online Educational Resources Regarding Cardiovascular Prevention. E-Health Telecommunication Systems and Networks, 4, 10-21. doi: 10.4236/etsn.2015.41002.
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