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Judith E. Brown
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Judith E. Brown
ISBN: 9781305628007
Textbook Problem

The following six questions concern Rebecca, who is 36 years old, weighs 182 pounds, and is 5 feet 4 inches tall. She just found out her LDL cholesterol is 170 and her HDL is 37.

What other information do you need to determine Rebecca’s 10-year risk of having a heart attack?

Summary Introduction

To determine: The other information needed to determine Person R’s 10-year risk of having a heart attack.

Introduction: The risk of having a heart attack has certain characteristics that can be identified and thus, a potential intervention can be taken early. The screening should begin at the age of 20 and should be continued for every five years to reduce the chances of having a probable adverse cardiac problem.

Explanation

It is given that the weight of Person R is 182 pounds (82.5 kg) and height is 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m) and her low-density lipoprotein (LDL) profile is 170 and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) profile is 37.

There are a huge number of necessary and sufficient risk factors that lead to heart attack. Also, the diagnosis and predictions shall be more effective with more information...

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