Chapter 10 - ChloeNguyen ProfessorBush MEDA115 12March2011...

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Chloe Nguyen Professor Bush MEDA 115 12 March 2011 Chapter 10 1. The common symptoms of cardiovascular disease: Chest pain, dyspnea, tachypnea, palpitations, cyanosis, edema, fatigue, syncope. 2. Coronary artery disease: a condition  involving the arteries supplying the myocardium.  The arteries become narrowed by atherosclerotic deposits over time, causing temporary cardiac  ischemia and eventually MI. 3. The pain in angina pectoris: the patient has a sudden onset of left-sided chest pain after  exertion. The pain may radiate to the left arm or back. The patient also may experience  dyspnea. 4.    Myocardial infarction Angina pectoris - Severe substernal or left sided chest  pain. - This pain may radiate to the left or  right arm, back, or jaw. - It   is   not   relieved   by   rest   or   the  administration of nitroglycerin.   - The   blood   pressure   may   increase  during   the   attack   and   arrhythmias,  dyspnea may occur. - The patient has a sudden onset of  left-sided chest pain after exertion. - The pain may radiate to the left arm  or back. - It   is   relieved   by   ceasing   the  strenuous   activity   and   placing  nitroglycerin tablets sublingually. - Irregular   heartbeat,   dyspnea,   and  diaphoresis. The patient usually exhibits  denial and experiences severe anxiety. 5.
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