B. is a 67-year-old male who is being discharged following inpatient management for unstable
angina. S. B. did not know that he had coronary artery disease (CAD) and in fact had not seen a health care provider for many years. While reviewing his lifestyle habits, he admits that he is obese, has poor eating habits, does not engage in any purposeful physical activity, and smokes two packs of cigarettes daily. He verbalizes that he is grateful that this was not a "real" heart attack and does not seem receptive to lifestyle management strategies. The AGACNP advises him that it is important to take this "warning" attack seriously because:
A. 10% of patients with unstable angina will die of cardiovascular disease within 6 months B. 25% of patients with unstable angina will develop congestive heart failure within 6 months C. 65% of patients with unstable angina will have an ST elevation MI within 1 year D. 90% of patients with unstable angina will have cerebrovascular symptoms within 1 year
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