Cardiovascular Disease

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Appendix D

Cardiovascular Disease Patient Interview

Suppose you are tasked with confidentially interviewing members of a retirement community to see who may be at risk for cardiovascular disease. At the same time, you are asked to help educate the retirement community about what they can do to control their risk of developing a cardiovascular disease. Use the template below to design an interview form you would be able to take to members of the retirement community (age 60 and up). Refer to Ch. 7 of the text, and this week’s articles on cardiovascular health. Remember—you will come into contact with seniors from all walks of life, so write questions that are direct, yet friendly. Apply judgment when writing questions; you cannot possibly cover all forms of cardiovascular disease with one 10-question interview.

Finally, imagine you are actually conducting the interviews within a retirement community when one interviewee says her sister has been diagnosed with a particular cardiovascular disease. She wants you to explain what must be done to treat the disease because her sister did not understand the doctor’s explanation.

Complete the interview and case study below. Post your response to the Individual forum.  

Part 1: Interview Form

Cardiovascular Disease Interview

Checklist for Symptoms and Signs of Cardiovascular Disease |
□ | 1. Do you experience pain or tightness in the chest or irregular heartbeat? |
□ | 2. Do you have a history of high blood pressure? |
□ | 3. Do you make to verify his levels of cholesterol regularly, of being like that, they are they more high place that normal? |
□ | 4. Do you experience any pins and needles or numb sensations in his arms/hands or legs / feet? |
□ | 5. Do you have regularly fatigue or fever? |
□ | 6. Do you smoke, if you do, do you have an abnormal cough? |
□ | 7. Are you experiencing nausea or dizziness? |
□ | 8. Do you have varicose veins? |
□ | 9. Are you...