What is it?

Coronory heart Disease is  when the Heart’s blood supply is blocked by fatty deposits

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  • chest pain/chest tight/angina 
  • heart attack
  • sweating
  • light headedness 
  • breathlessness 
  • feeling or being sick
  •  Irregular heart beat 
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  • High cholesterol levels/diet 
  • High blood pressure 
  •  Smoking 
  •  Thrombosis 
  • Type 2 diabetes 
  • Obese/overweight 
  • Family history of CHD 
  • Not taking regular exercise 
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  • statins 
  • beta-blockers
  • antiplatelets
  • nitrates 


  • coronory artery by-past graft 
  • heart transplant
  • coronory agioplasty 
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Physical impacts

On the indivdual 

  • feel like a diffrent person 
  • change in diet 
  • hard to be motivated to maintian new exerise programme 
  • may need stents fitted 

On the family 

  • Fatigue- from doing everything for the family member affected 
  • Won’t look after themselves while the person is unwell with eh health condition 
  • They put the person affected wellbeing first over theirs 
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Intellectual impact

On the indivdual 

  • unable to concertrate at work 
  • learn about the condition 
  • Fear of having a cardiac arrest 
  • Medication- they have to be on it for the rest of their life 

On the family 

  • Might not be able to look after them as well as the health professionals
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Emotional Impact

On the indivdual

  • depressed
  • anxious
  • stressed 
  • withdrawn
  • worried about having an heart attack

 On the family 

  • Feel sorry for them
  • Guilt- from telling them about their diet
  • Stress 
  • Horrible 
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
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Social Impact

On the indivdual 

  • isolated 
  • withdrawn
  • lack of independece 

On the family 

  • Won’t be able to go out as much as they used to help the person affected 
  • Won’t want to go out because of them being tired 
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Financial Impact

On the indivdual 

  • car park- pay for the tickets if they have an appointment 
  • time off work 
  • living on benefits 

On the family 

  • Might have live on benefits because of the person leaving work for a bit
  • Might have to skip a day off work to take the patient to their appointment
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