Coronary Heart Disease & Cardiac Arrest - Past Paper

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Describe what coronary heart disease is.
Where your blood supply is interupted by atheroma which is a build up of fatty deposits in the arteries. This restricts the blood flow to organs and stop them functioning, causing a heart attack.
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Give three different symptoms of coronary heart disease.
1) sweating 2) nausea 3)breathlessness
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Outline the lifestyle changes which the individual could make to help manage his coronary heart disease.
1) stop smoking 2) regular exercise 3) low-fat, high-fibre diet 4) decrease in salt intake
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Outline the medical interventions.
1) Antiplatelets- thinning blood and reducing risk of a clot. 2) Beta-Blockers prevent angina and treat blood pressure. 3) angioplasty- balloon inserted in arteries to widen them. 4) heart transplant
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identify 2 causes.
1) smoking 2) diabetes
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Give three different symptoms of coronary heart disease.

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1) sweating 2) nausea 3)breathlessness

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Outline the lifestyle changes which the individual could make to help manage his coronary heart disease.

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Card 4

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Outline the medical interventions.

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Card 5

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identify 2 causes.

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