Heart Disease Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Heart Disease Types of Heart Diseases There are various kinds of heart diseases. These include: • Cardiovascular disease • Coronary artery disease • Myocardial infarction • Stroke • Heart failure • Hypertension • Angina pectoris • Cardiac arrhythmia Standard Preexisting Conditions Preexisting conditions is a medical state that a person has before the onset of a new disease heart disease is commonly caused by the following preexisting conditions2: Obesity. Increased fat in the body creates pressure on vital organs including the heart whose muscles are strained in pumping blood2 Lung Disease. A problem originating from the lungs may result in breathing problems that therefore cause problems in the cardiovascular system in the body. Shared and Uncommon Red Flags and Signs of Heart Disease Every disease the drug that has been administered2. The response rate of the patient is paramount when dealing with heart diseases. The PTA should seek the opinions of doctors and consultants in the institutions2. For instance he/she should hold discussions with other healthcare providers from which to get information. In line with the above it should be understood that the PTA is under the providence of the institution's principles and guidelines2. Interview Findings How high blood pressure has changed the life of my friend: Job Loss. Because he could not keep up with the job demands Financial Challenges. As a result of the medical expenses that are not covered by health insurance Social Isolation. He can no longer go out with friends to drink or smoke in a measure to mitigate high blood pressure2 [...]
The purpose of this assignment is to familiarize the student with heart disease and its impact on our society, red flags tests and interventions prior to the upcoming clinical experiences and board exams. Each student will be responsible for preparing a 2-3 page. What to cover in your assignment: 1. Different types of heart disease 2. The most common preexisting conditions that can lead to heart disease. 3. Common and uncommon red flags and signs of potential heart disease 4. Can the risk for heart disease be reduced? How or how not? 5. Medical tests: a. What tests are done for different types of heart disease? b. Any signs/symptoms patients may be experiencing that may cause the doctor to order the test. Do any of these signs and symptoms mimic another disease? c. What are normal lab values, abnormal values, and critical values? Are there particular values you should specifically look at that affects your decision for physical therapy treatment/exercise program? d. What should a PTA be aware of when working with a patient who has a positive (abnormal) test result (at least 2 paragraphs)? 6. Find a family member or a friend who has heart disease and interview them about how their condition has impacted their life. In the footer of each page, you must give a bibliographic reference, citing where you got the info on that page.