This report presents Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) also known as Coronary Artery Disease, a condition that affects a large number of people and which causes a lot death as it affect a most vital organ in the body the heart. Once we have looked its definition, diagnosis and treatment options we shall also look at factors that influence the occurrence and growth of this disease as well as its prevention.
We will also look at the psycho-social impact if dealing with this disease as well as the impact of treating and management of such a chronic condition. The paper also looks at the future of the spread of CHD and other such so-called lifestyle illness and the impact this will have on the healthcare systems of the less developed world. The paper also looks at the social determinants of cardiovascular diseases, including CHD.
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[...] Some of the drug treatments available for CHD include aspirin and other anti-platelet medicine that prevents blood from clotting. Beta blockers slow down the heart rate and also lower the blood pressure to try and ease the strain on the heart. Stations lower the amount of cholesterol and thus prevent further build-up of cholesterol in the arteries. Nitrates are types of drugs that are used in reducing the pain of angina. Calcium channel blockers are used to slow down the heart rate and lower blood pressure thus also helping reduce the workload of the heart. [...]
[...] Cox needs training on how to manage the psychological impacts of her illness. She needs to be taught how to cope with the feelings of frustration, isolation. She needs to learn the necessity and usefulness of exercising and the need for her to continue taking her medication as instructed by the doctor. Mrs Cox needs to learn how her diet affects her weight and why she needs to ensure that she eats healthier in order to manage her condition effectively. [...]
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