A Case of Pulmonary Rehabilitation

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Patient was starting a lung capacity test and was asked to breath into the mouthpiece. Patient stated that he “felt dizzy” and fell out of the chair. Patient is well known to the hospital facility. He is scheduled weekly for pulmonary rehabilitation. When patient gain consciousness back the doctor admitted him for breathing treatments and observation.
Past Medical History
Patient has a history of Cardiovascular Disease, Bronchiectasis, Pulmonary Embolism, and Asbestosis. The following definitions below will give a better understanding of (PMH).
American Heart Association (AHA, 2011) describes Cardiovascular Disease as innumerous problems, which are related to a process called atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is when the arteries of your body get constricted due to the accumulation of blood clot. This buildup in the arteries can make it harder for blood to flow through if a blood clot is formed (AHA, 2011). This irregularity can stop the blood flow and may lead to heart attack and stroke (AHA, 2011). Bronchiectasis is characterized by chronic dilatation and distortion of the one or more bronchi as a result of extensive inflammation and destruction of the bronchial wall cartilage (Jardins & Burton, 2011, p. 201).There are three types of Bronchiectasis, Cylindrical, Varicose and Cystic.…
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