A cardiac diet, as the name suggests, is often prescribed for patients who have a history of heart related problems / diseases. The cardiac diet is a healthy eating plan prepared to counter diseases such as high blood pressure, obesity, heart attack and so on. Even if a person does not suffer from a heart condition it is advisable to follow this diet as a preventive measure. Some Basic Facts about the Cardiac Diet The following are some basic facts that determine the cardiac diet. Consumption of Foods that Contain Healthy Fats Healthy Fats. Two types of fat that can be beneficial for the body are polyunsaturated fats and monounsaturated fats. Polyunsaturated fats are found in foods such as: leafy green vegetables nuts seeds fish Monounsaturated fats are said to decrease the levels of LDL or ‘bad’ cholesterol in the body. They are found in foods such as: Milk products avocado olives nuts Unhealthy Fats: One should avoid the consumption of trans fat and saturated fats. Trans fat increase the level of bad cholesterol in the body. They are often found in: packaged food items that are fried in some of the foods sold in fast food restaurants Although they help to increase the shelf life of a product they are very harmful for the body. Saturated fats are found in foods such as: cream cheese butter ghee coconut oil
SN instructed pt that s/s of cardiac complications include diff breathing, activity intolerance, increasing edema, increased heart rate, crackles in lungs and retlessness. pt verbalizd 2/4 taught.
Instructed to store NTG in cool, dark place, in tightly closed container. To assure freshness replace supply of sublingual tablets every 3 months.
Instructed patient to store NTG in a cool, dark place, in a tightly closed container (this will assure freshness). Replace supply of sublingual tablets every 3 months.
Instructed patient about S/S complications associated with CHF, including bounding pulse, decreased urinary output, increased SOB, increased edema and sudden weight gain.
Instructed in S/S of hypertension such as blurred vision, nouse bloods, dizziness, headache, palpitations, etc.
Instructed in how to recognize signs and symptoms of angina such as SOB, chest pain, anxiety, indigestion, sweating, shortness of breath.
Instructed patient about the importance of decreasing fluid intake when applicable and adherence to therapeutic diet to prevent cardiac overload.
Instructed patient about complications requiring medical intervention associated with hypertension, such as: SOB, blurred vision, headache and extreme weakness.
Instructed patient about S/S of hypertension such as: blurred vision, nose bleeds, dizziness, headache, palpitations.