CORONARY HEART DISEASE.

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What is the defintion of CHD?
Hearts blood supply (coronary arteries) are blocked/obstructed by fatty deposits (atheroma).
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What are the causes of CHD?
1. Being overweight. 2. Smoking. 3. High blood pressure (hypertension). 4. Thrombosis. 5. Atherosclerosis
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What are the symptoms of CHD?
1. Sweating. 2. Feeling light-headed. 3. Heart palpitations. 4. Diziness. 5. Breathlessness.
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What treatment is there for CHD?
1. Bypass surgery = Transplant the artiers. 2. Coronary Angioplasty = Stent to widen the arteries.
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What are the physical impacts of CHD?
1. Difficulty managing diet. 2. Hard to motivate and maintain diets/exercise. 3. May need to have surgery.
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What are the intellectual impacts of CHD?
1. Unable to concentrate at work. 2. Perhaps unable to work. 3. Gained knowledge in CHD. 4. Gained knowledge on healthy eating.
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What are the emotional impacts of CHD?
1. Depression. 2. Anxious about possible surgery. 3. Stressed with changes to lifestyle.
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What are the social impacts of CHD?
1. Can become withdrawn from friends and family due to not being able to partake in certain activities (drinking). 2. Gain new friendships from changes in lifestyle (teams).
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What are the financial impacts of CHD?
1. Time off work. 2. Possibly have to rely on benefits.
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