The four (4) distinct categories or steps for the asthma severity classifications are characteristic of their symptoms and lung function. Mild Intermittent, Mild persistent, Moderate persistent, and severe persistent vary from day and night time symptoms that occur < = 2 times a week to day time continual symptoms and frequent night time symptoms. PEF viability < 20% for mild intermittent asthma increases to >30% variability for the severe persistent asthma.
[Reference:Asthma, Pathophysiology, Module A: Severity, Page 9]
A myocardial infarction is a medical emergency. The sooner the treatment received, the better the chances of recovery since delaying treatments can mean lasting damage to the heart or even death. Restoring blood flow to the heart is the major goal with assuring that complications are detected and treated. The length of the hospital stay will depend on your patient’s condition and response to the treatments provided. Post hospital activities will include: rehab, check-ups, tests, and medications.
[Reference: CV Risk, Module C: MI-CM Role, page 20]
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The American Lung Association has just released their Tobacco Report Cards on where state governments are on protecting people from deadly tobacco products. Check out your state and compare to those states that share borders. Even the federal government has a grade. The criteria used in the grading will help you understand. There is a challenge out there but each breathe saved is well worth the effort.
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