Lesson Plan: THE SILENT KILLER
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This segment describes and illustrates the conditions of atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease. It then introduces the Framingham Heart Study, which was a revolutionary way to gather and analyze information about the increasing problem of heart disease and heart attacks.
- How does atherosclerosis affect the arteries?
- What is the more common cause of heart attacks?
- What are the different ways that doctors use to treat blocked arteries?
- What was the Framingham Heart Study?
- What does the term degenerative disease mean?
- What kind of information did the Framingham researchers gather?
- What did the researchers want to find out from the information gathered in the Framingham Heart Study?
- Did the study begin with a hypothesis? Why or why not?
- What were some of the challenges that the researchers faced?
- What were the findings of the Framingham Heart Study?
- How has this study proved useful?