Circulatory PIESF Impacts Individual:

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Coronary Heart Disease Physical Impacts Individual

•May find it difficult to manage changes to diet 

•Find it hard to motivate themselves to maintain new exercise programme 

•May need to have an angioplasty/stents fitted 

•May find it difficult to stop smoking if they previously did

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Coronary Heart Disease Intellectual Impacts Indivi

  •  May be unable to concentrate at work
  • More  educated about coronary heart disease
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Coronary Heart Disease Emotional Impacts Individua

•Feel stressed/down/upset/anxious/worried about their condition 

•Feels depressed

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Coronary Heart Disease Social Impacts Individual:

•They may become withdrawn from friends (e.g. going to the pub) 

•Unable to do physically demanding activities such as team games

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Coronary Heart Disease Financial Impacts Individua

  • May need to leave work – salary affected e.g. goes onto statutory sick pay/ has to leave work and relies on benefits
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Cardiac Arrest Physical Impacts Individual:

•May find it difficult to manage changes to diet 

•Find it hard to motivate themselves to maintain new exercise programme 

•May find it difficult to stop smoking if they previously did

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Cardiac Arrest Intellectual Impacts Individual:

•May be unable to concentrate at work

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Cardiac Arrest Emotional Impacts:

•Feel stressed/down/upset/anxious/worried about their condition 

•Feels depressed

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Cardiac Arrest Social Impacts:

•They may become withdrawn from friends (e.g. going to the pub) 

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Cardiac Arrest Financial Impacts:

•May need to leave work – salary affected e.g. goes onto statutory sick pay/ has to leave work and relies on benefits

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Stroke Physical Impacts Individual:

•May experience fatigue 

•Weakness and/or paralysis 

•Stiff muscles (e.g. spasticity) 

•Increased sensations (e.g. less/more sensitivity to touch) 

•Difficulties with walking 

•Vision problems 

•Difficulties with daily living tasks 

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Stroke Intellectual Impacts Individual:

•Problems with short term memory 

•Memory may appear generally slower 

•Find it hard to focus on tasks / difficulty with attention 

•Inability to filter out background noise 

•Problems with identifying what needs ‘attending to’ 

•Problems with perception (e.g. understanding new information) 

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Stroke Emotional Impacts Individual:

•Feel stressed/down/upset/anxious/worried about their condition 

•Feels depressed

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Stroke Social Impacts Individual:

•Difficulties communicating with others 

•Social isolation as a result of difficulties with communication/ getting out of the house 

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Stroke Financial Impacts Individual:

•May need to leave work – salary affected e.g. goes onto statutory sick pay/ has to leave work and relies on benefits

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