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3. Your numbers Knowing your numbers and what they mean can help you understand what lifestyle changes and medications you might need to prevent CVD. It’s important to know which numbers to be tracking with a health care professional. Learn to read food labels so you can tell how much fat, sodium and other ingredients are in your diet.

If your doctor tells you to “watch your diet” or make dietary changes, ask for specifics. Questions you can ask are: What kinds of foods should I eat? What kinds of foods should I avoid? Should I restrict my calories. 11 Questions You Should Ask Your Cardiologist During Your First Visit according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the U.S.

Obviously, you cannot change your family history, but a positive history should suggest the need to improve all the other risk factors like stopping smoking and decreasing cholesterol. If you have a family history of heart disease, it is wise to have your. Waist circumference also can be a useful tool to measure how much abdominal fat you have.

Your risk of heart disease is higher if your waist measurement is greater than: 40 inches (101.6. There is a strong connection between diabetes and cardiovascular disease and evidence that people with diabetes benefit from periodontal treatment. Even though oral health isn’t a key to heart disease prevention, it’s important to take care of your teeth and gums: Brush your. You and your health care team can work together to prevent or treat the medical conditions that lead to heart disease.

Discuss your treatment plan regularly, and bring a list of questions to your appointments. Talk with your health care team about how heart disease and mental health. Ask if the plan covers dental, vision care, or other special services that you might need. Ask about prescriptions, too.

Ask what benefits are not covered by the plan, too. You should ask about what things you have done or are currently doing that would increase your risk for heart disease: Do I have the correct diet? Am I getting enough exercise? What is my blood pressure goal?

What is my cholesterol goal? Do I have diabetes or metabolic syndrome? Does my family history contribute to heart disease.

All your questions will be answered and you will leave knowing what to expect next if you are prepared for your appointment. To make the most of your time with the doctor, bring a list of any medications you take, and be prepared to discuss any family history of heart disease.

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Questions to ask about possible cardiovascular risk factors 1.

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6 Ask patient about a history of any preexisting heart conditions (e.g., heart failure, congenital heart disease, CAD, dysrhythmias, or murmurs), heartsurgery, or vascular disease (e.g., hypertension, phlebitis, varicose veins).

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Specific questions should be asked regarding early heart disease, hypertension, strokes (CVAs), sudden death, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, and endocrine abnormalities.

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In the PMH, the doctor wants to know whether you have other diseases such as diabetes or hypertension or prior surgeries that could be relevant, such as heart procedures.

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Ask about other risk factors for vascular disease, especially type 2 diabetes, but also hyperlipidaemia, a family history of premature coronary disease or stroke.

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from Examination Medicine E-Book epub: A Guide to Physician Training
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The following sections describe actions that physicians often recommend for reducing CVD risk and maintaining cardiovascular health.

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According to the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) position statement on PPEs and disqualifying conditions, which of the following specific questions associated with risk for cardiovascular disease should be included in the medical history?

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Describe the questions and considerations that you would include in an assessment of cardiovascular function in an older adult who has no complaints of heart problems, but who has a history of falling twice in the past month and who has not been evaluated by a primary care provider in the past year.

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• What risk factors for heart disease can you identify in this patient and how can you address them?

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What are the areas covered by the 2013 AHA/ACC practice guidelines with respect to lifestyle management for people with cardiovascular disease?

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