Group D Screening Project Case Study

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Group D Screening Project Anh Nguyen, Jamie O'Farrell, Michael Seeley and Christopher Wilson Maryville University Group D Screening Project Client B is a 54 year old Caucasian male with a family history of heart disease. Some relatives have experienced heart disease prior to the age of 55, with his mother dying from a myocardial infarction at age 63. The client states that he has never smoked, but drinks daily, exercises 5 days a week and has no other significant medical history. For this particular client several preventive screening recommendations can be made. According to the CDC preventive screening are recognized to be cost effective in treating and identifying health problems in at risk individuals ("Healthier Worksite…show more content…
Under the age of 45 for men and 55 for women, aspirin use is not recommended. Aspirin use in women is primarily recommended for prevention of stroke in women. According to the USPSTF this is a grade “A” recommendation. Persons with a history of GI bleed or peptic ulcer disease are at increased risk of bleeding and that combination use of NSAID’s should be avoided. Risk assessment for by the USPSTF breaks the use of aspirin down by age and by gender. For men, risk factors for coronary heart disease include age, diabetes, total cholesterol level, HDL level, blood pressure and smoking, for women, they include, age high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, history of cardiovascular disease, atrial fibrillation and left ventricular hypertrophy ("U.S. Preventive Services Task Force," n.d.). Nearly one fourth of all cardiovascular deaths are preventable according to the CDC. Strategies to improve the survival rates are aimed at education, and promoting the use of aspirin when appropriate, blood pressure and cholesterol management and smoking cessation. With this information available to both the consumer and the provider, this aids in helping both make informed decisions ("Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report,"

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