Cardiovascular Disease

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Appendix D

Cardiovascular Disease Patient Interview

Suppose you are tasked with confidentially interviewing members of a retirement community to see who may be at risk for cardiovascular disease. At the same time, you are asked to help educate the retirement community about what they can do to control their risk of developing a cardiovascular disease. Use the template below to design an interview form you would be able to take to members of the retirement community (age 60 and up). Refer to Ch. 7 of the text, and this week??™s articles on cardiovascular health. Remember??”you will come into contact with seniors from all walks of life, so write questions that are direct, yet friendly. Apply judgment when writing questions; you cannot possibly cover all forms of cardiovascular disease with one 10-question interview.

Finally, imagine you are actually conducting the interviews within a retirement community when one interviewee says her sister has been diagnosed with a particular cardiovascular disease. She wants you to explain what must be done to treat the disease because her sister did not understand the doctor??™s explanation.

Complete the interview and case study below. Post your response to the Individual forum.

Part 1: Interview Form

Cardiovascular Disease Interview

Checklist for Symptoms and Signs of Cardiovascular Disease |
? | 1. Do you experience pain or tightness in the chest or irregular heartbeat |
? | 2. Do you have a history of high blood pressure |
? | 3. Do you make to verify his levels of cholesterol regularly, of being like that, they are they more high place that normal |
? | 4. Do you experience any pins and needles or numb sensations in his arms/hands or legs / feet |
? | 5. Do you have regularly fatigue or fever |
? | 6. Do you smoke, if you do, do you have an abnormal cough |
? | 7. Are you experiencing nausea or dizziness |
? | 8. Do you have varicose veins |
? | 9. Are you having or had any unusual or sudden weight gain or loss |
? | 10. Are you experiencing discoloration or swelling of any particular area |
Risk Factor Discussion Prompts |
1. | If you have hypertension, lowering the tension and to exercise it can help to lower it. |
2. | If your levels of cholesterol are high, you can change your diet of ways that will help to lower it and the exercise has been proved to help to lower it also. |
3. | If you are anxious to know about your health, learning on your family history it will direct you in direction of areas to pay the attention you need to. |
4. | Did you know that to smoke you can cause of the cardiovascular illness |
5. | (OPTIONAL) Add a conversation-starting sentence that would lead to a discussion of what individuals can do to decrease the impact of risk factors for cardiovascular disease. |

Part 2: Case Study

An interviewee named Mattie has been telling you all about her sister. Mattie??™s sister is a delicate, 72-year-old great-grandmother. She recently had an ultrasound that revealed an aneurysm near her heart. Mattie??™s sister did not understand the doctor??™s explanation clearly enough to share details with Mattie. Explain to Mattie what her sister is likely to go through when she is treated for her aneurysm.

An aneurysm happens when a blood vessel breaks of being weak and hemorrhaging (excessive bloodletting) in general it happens. There is in general no symptom and is found using an ultra sounds. Most common places aneurysms are found are the brain and the heart. Of being discovered quite early, the aneurysms can be repaired by the surgery replacing the blood vessel that is damaged with grafts or other parts of vessels. These types of surgeries have been very accurate.