You may choose one of any of the following topics:
·
Cardiovascular
disease – any electrical, circulatory, or structural disease or disorder and
you can focus on one or more of the following issues
o
Epidemiology
of a specific cardiovascular disease
o
How
the disease / disorder develops
o
Who
does it affect (sex / gender, ethnic group, age group, socio-economic status)
o
Treatments
(you can compare and contrast types of treatments, medication vs surgery, risk
factors associates with certain medications and surgeries)
o
How
CVD affects or is effected by other diseases (kidney disease, COVID-19, cancer
mental illness)
o
Mental
health – depression, stress, eating disorders
o
How
specific risk factors can lead to CVD – smoking, alcohol abuse, illicit drug
abuse, obesity
o
CVD
and genetics
·
Blood
diseases – sickle-cell anemia, any form of anemia, leukemia, hemophilia, etc.
·
Infectious
diseases or blood borne diseases
·
Diabetes
·
Hypertension
·
Technological
advancements in research and treatment –
advancements in surgeries and medications
·
Preventive
care
o
Nutrition
(be very specific in how the nutrients interact with the cardiovascular system)
o
Physical
activity – why and how it benefits the cardiovascular system
·
Stem
cell research
·
Environmental
issues – air pollution, drought / famines, lead exposure / poisoning

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