SN instructed patient and caregiver that a sudden physical exertion may constitute as a precipitating factor of Angina Pectoris. Angina occurs when one or more of the coronary arteries become narrowed or blocked. Not be discouraged from exercising, but start slowly and do it regularly. Both patient and caregiver verbalized understanding.
Taught that emotional stress may constitute as a precipitating factor of Angina Pectoris.
Taught that consumption of a heavy meal may constitute as a precipitating factor of Angina Pectoris.
Instructed to take nitroglycerin at the first sign of angina, to rest in a lying or sitting position, to maintain a quiet enviroment and to get medical attention.
Instructed in complication of angina pectoris such as dysrhythmias of the heart and myocardial infarction.
Instructed in possible factors that increase risk of the angina pectoris such as sudden physical exertion, emotional stress, consumption of a heavy meal, temperature extremes, nicotine, hypertension, obesity, constipation accompained by excessive straining.
Instructed in measures to decrease risk of angina pectoris: exercise regularly, take regular rest periods, eat small frequent meals, dress warmly in cold weather, take medications as prescribed, eat diet high in fiber and others.
Instructed in recognizing signs and symptoms of angina pectoris such as chest pain, anxiety, indigestion, sweating and shortness of breath.