Cardiac- final

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What are the 7 symptoms of rheumatic fever?A. Chest pain, shortness of breath (carditis) B. Tachycardia, even during sleep C. joint pain D. Chorea E. Rash F. Subcutaneous nodules over bony prominences G. Fever
What is the treatment of rheumatic fever?1. Assess for increasing signs of cardiac distress. 2. Encourage bed rest (as needed during febrile illness). 3. Penicillin or erythromycin and Aspirin for anti-inflammatory and anticoagulant actions. 4. Explain the necessity for prophylactics. a. Antibiotics taken either orally or IM b. IM penicillin G each month
What is rheumatic fever?Inflammatory disease that affect the heart, joints, It usually affects the aortic and mitral valves of the heart. Also, associated with an antecedent streptococcal infection.
What is CAD?injury to the artery due to the plaque buildup.