Coronary Artery Disease And Hypertension Essays
Mr. Jones is a 62 year old Caucasian male with coronary artery disease and hypertension. He lives with his wife and 1 dog they have had for 10 years, in a house in the suburbs. He is a lawyer and has been practicing law for 25 years. He had a myocardial infarction 1 year ago, and there was no cardiac damage done that could be seen at the time of his workup. At the time, Mr. Jones was having no signs or symptoms of congestive heart failure, so his cardiologist decided not to put him on diuretics.
He has come in today for increasing shortness of breath with exercise, and when he is trying to lay down on the sofa or in bed at night. He has discovered after trying it the past couple of nights, that he can sleep better in his lazy boy because it doesn 't cause him to become short of…