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Chest Pain Education for Patients and Their Families

Do you want to prevent diseases that may cause chest pain? If you do, you need a sufficient knowledge about chest pain so that you can educate your self and your loved ones, i.e., your families.

Then, what should we do if we face another situation, for example one of our family member or yourself already suffer from chest pain?

If you or your one of your family member already suffer from chest pain, you shoud have discussion with your physician or other health care professionals, especially about prevention topics. This discussion would be beneficial to reduce further risk of chest pain.

Prevention would be more important in specific case, such as genetic predisposition to ischaemic heart disease (IHD).

This article is written to give you brief information about chest pain education and the relation with ischaemic heart disease (IHD).

Definition of Ischaemic Heart Diseases (IHD)
Actually, what ischaemic heart disease is? IHD is a heart disease characterized by reduced blood supply (ischaemia) to the sufferer’s heart muscle. This happens usually because of coronary artery disease.

The purpose of chest pain education is to reduce the negative factors of IHD.

Preventive Actions
Preventive actions are meant to eradicate IHD’s risk factors. The preventive actions are as follows:

  • Weight reduction
  • Stop smoking
  • Treatment of diabetes mellitus and hypertension
  • Diet in animal fats

As a part of your physician’s responsibility, he/she should:

  • Gives you information about the early IHD treatment effectiveness
  • Informs you about the importance to follow your physician’s recommendations
  • Identify risk factors of atherosclerosis
  • Recommends physical exercice program
  • Adminiters psychotheraphy if you prone to social conflicts and/or emotional exertion
  • Avoid giving strict limitation to you
  • Educate you about how to prevent angina incidents in your daily life

Assessment of Chest Pain Education for the Patient
Your physician will assess you to measure the effectiveness of the education. Here are the assessments:

  • Evaluation of your health profile
  • Awareness
  • Evaluation of your life quality, such as identification of obstacles to an active lifestyle and emotional adjustment
  • Evidence of your appropriate behavior

You should consult with your doctor and other health care professionals to get a better knowledge and information about chest pain education.

Kindly bear in mind, this article is not solely intended as the only source of information about chest pain education.

1 response to Chest Pain Education for Patients and Their Families

  1. hi there!!

    Nice artical but you should also include some informations about halth education. imean educating the pathien about not onlt his disease but alsohow to manage his life activities and eating habbits and all

    hopefully you like mu suggesion. c ya

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