Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Case Study by ABCs

Cardiovascular Risk Assessment
A risk assessment of a 28 year old male with cardiovascular (CV) disease.
# 113066 | 956 words | 8 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on Mar 17, 2009 in Nutrition (Food) , Nutrition (Exercise) , Medical and Health (General)

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The paper describes the case of an American-Indian, morbidly obese, male patient who practiced unhealthy eating habits, did little or no exercise, had no health insurance and was employed as a cook. The paper further relates that the patient had a brother who was also obese, he smoked, had poor coping strategies when dealing with stress and was easily depressed and withdrawn. The paper therefore shows how this patient presented with risk factors that made cardiovascular (CV) disease inevitable even at his early age.

From the Paper:

"This is a case of C. V., a 28 year old, American Indian, and morbidly obese male patient at weighing at 292 lbs. He was admitted on April 10, 2008 due to abdominal pain, and subsequently succumbed to respiratory failure. His family history reveals that he has one brother who is also obese, a smoker, and is unemployed. The patient had observed unhealthy eating habits, and did little or no exercise. He had no health insurance, and was employed as a cook. He smoked 2 packs per day. He had poor coping strategies when dealing with stress, and was easily depressed and withdrawn. He was bedridden throughout his stay in the hospital."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • American Heart Association. (2008). Risk factors and coronary heart disease. [Online.] Retrieved 27 June 2008 from the Web site:
  • Ashbee, O., and Goldberg, J. M. (Feb 2006). Trans people and cardiovascular disease. [Online.] Retrieved 27 June 2008 from the Web site:
  • Goldman, L., and Ausiello, D. (2008). Cecil Medicine, 23rd ed. PA: Saunders Elsevier.
  • Libby, P., Bonow, R. O., Mann, D. L., and Zipes, D. P. (2008). Braunwald's Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine, 8th ed. PA: Saunders Elsevier.
  • McCusker, M. E., Yoon, P. W., Gwinn, M., Malarcher, A. M., et al. (2004). "Family history of heart disease and cardiovascular disease risk-reducing behaviors." Genetics in Medicine, 6(3): 153-158.

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