Coronary Artery Disease

Patient instructed in Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is when the heart vessels become narrow, which decreases the blood flow to the heart muscle. The narrowing of the heart vessels can be caused by plaque build-up from high cholesterol, fat, and calcium. The decrease in blood flow decreases the oxygenation of the heart muscle and leads to heart damage.
The patient was instructed in coronary artery disease the importance of no smoking or using tobacco products, the effect nicotine has on the cardiac system causing the heart to work faster, constricting blood vessels, and decreasing the amount of oxygen delivered to the heart, and in the presence of coronary artery disease, increasing the probability of chest pain. The patient was advised that the role that stress plays in aggravating coronary artery disease. The patient was recommended the benefits of exercise, increase in high-density lipoproteins, which lowers blood pressure, weight loss, improved cardiovascular status.
Taught that heart failure, cardiac arrest and dysrhythmias are potential complications of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD).
Taught that myocardial infarction and angina pectoris are potential complications of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD).
Instructed on some measures aimed to controlling/managing Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), such as: avoid cigarette smoking and achieve/maintain ideal weight, among others.
Instructed on some measures aimed to controlling/managing Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), such as: avoid/decrease intake of foods and drinks containing caffeine, among others.
Instructed on some measures aimed to controlling/managing Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), such as: avoid/decrease sodium intake and exercise regularly, as directed by MD.
Instructed on some measures aimed to controlling/managing Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), such as: avoid/decrease cholesterol intake and avoid/decrease stress, among others.
Instructed on some factors that may increase the risk of developing/exacerbating Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), such as: diabetes mellitus and a sedentary life-style, among others.
Instructed on some factors that may increase the risk of developing/exacerbating Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), such as: stress, obesity and high cholesterol diet, among others.

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