Hirotsugu Honda writes:
O should understand most that his
condition is not good. His sharp chest pains is a clear symptom of angina
pectoris. And mild myocardial infarction may be the effect of narrowing
He should know the information about heart diseases and understand the risk of heart diseases. For example, sudden death occurs at from four to six times the rate of the general population among people who have had heart attack, 27 percent of men and 44 percent of women will die within one year after having a heart attack. After that I will tell him about his situation. His elder brother died of heart disease. He had once been a heavy cigarette smoker. He has moderate to high hypertension. His cholesterol level is high. He is almost 20 kilos overweight. He must be aware of his bad health.
First I advise him about the right kind of behavior in the event he should have another heart attack. he should act quickly and take the following steps:
#Sit down or lie down.
#If symptoms persist for 2 minutes, call your local emergency telephone number and say you may be having a heart attack. Leave the phone off the hook so that medical personnel can locate your address if you should become unconscious.
#If you have nitroglycerin tablets, take up to three pills, one at a time every 5 minutes.
#Ambulances are well equipped to provide emergency care for people who are having hear attacks. It is usually better to have medical personnel come to you than for you to start of for the hospital.
#If you can get to the hospital faster by car than by ambulance, have someone drive you. Do not drive yourself--it could be dangerous.
#Do not delay getting medical treatment, even if you are not sure you are having a heart attack. A delay can cause permanent damage to your heart muscle or even death. Let the doctor determine whether or not you are having a heart attack.
#If your breathing or pulse stops, any person who is trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) should immediately begin the procedure. Call your local emergency telephone number first.
#When you arrive at the emergency room, you or the person who brought you should announce clearly that you may be having a heart attack. Make sure you are seen at once.
Second, I advise him about what should he do within the next few weeks to improve his health outlook. He should not do hard work to cause his heart to beat hard. And he should take nitroglycerin tablets that reduce the pain of angina by widening blood vessels to allow more blood to reach the heart muscle.
Finally, I will advise him about what
he should he do in the longer term to help prevent the occurrence of another
(1) He should reduce his cholesterol level.
The cholesterol level in the blood appears to be an accurate barometer of the amount of fatty plaque clogging a person's coronary arteries. So he should not eat cholesterol and saturated fat rich foods. Being overweight may also increase his blood cholesterol level, so he should exercise every day.
(2) He should reduce his high blood
Dietary and lifestyle changes may help control high blood pressure. He should lower his blood pressure by reducing sodium in his diet. And he should exercise every day to lose weight. He should also constantly take a nitroglycerin tablets.
In short, he should take care of himself more. And eat a balanced diet.
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