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  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Cardiac Arrest 
  • Stroke 
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Coronary Heart Disease
What is Coronary Heart Disease?
It is a disease in which a waxy substance called plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries
Causes
Smoke
Have high blood pressure
Have a high blood cholesterol level
Don't take regular exercise
Have diabetes
Symptoms
Palpitations
(unusual) breathlessness
Chest pain/angina
Paul may have been entirely symptomless
Fainting
Treatments
Medication ­ Antiplatelet or Statins
Surgery ­ Coronary angioplasty, a metal stent or a heart transplant
Psychological ­ Counselling or support groups
Lifestyle Changes ­ Cutting down on smoking and alcohol, eating more healthily and regular
exercise
Impact on
Individual
Physical
­ Difficult
to manage
diet, find it
hard to
motivate
himself to
maintain a
new
exercise programme.
Intellectual ­ Unable to concentrate at work, and will be more educated on their condition

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Emotional ­ Feeling stressed, upset, anxious, depressed.
Social ­ Withdrawn from friends, may not go out as much, but may also join social groups raising
awareness
Financial ­ Leaving work, and going on sick pay.…read more

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Dizziness
Treatments
Medication/Help ­ Defibrillator
Psychological ­ Counsellor, therapist, support groups
Lifestyle Changes ­ Cutting down on smoking and alcohol, and eating more healthy, while doing
the required amount of exercise
Impact on Individual
Physical ­ Problems with cognitive functions, and possible brain damage
Intellectual ­ Unable to concentrate at work, and will be more educated on their condition
Emotional ­ Anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder and depression
Social ­ Encourage them to go to support groups
Financial ­ Leaving work, and going on sick pay.…read more

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Financial ­ They might leave work to support family
Stroke
What is a Stroke?
A Stroke is a brain attack, it happens when the blood supply to part of your brain is cut off
Causes
A blood clot form in a main artery to the brain/blood clots stop the flow of blood to the brain
A blood clot/air bubble/fat globule forms in a blood vessel and is carried to the brain
Blockage in the tiny blood vessels inside the brain
Blood vessels bursts inside the…read more

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Impact on Individual
Physical ­ Fatigue, weakness or paralysis, still muscles, increased sensations
Intellectual ­ Problems with memory, difficulty with attention, inability to filter background noise,
problems with perception
Emotional ­ May suffer from depression or anxiety
Social ­ Difficulties in communicating with others and social isolation as a result of difficulties with
commination
Financial ­ Extended period of time out of work, and reliance on state benefits
Impact on Family
Physical ­ May feel or look run down, from worrying about their family, it…read more

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Financial ­ They may leave work to help out, or have to pay car parking charges at the hospital…read more

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