Kathy Berra, Stanford Prevention Research Center, Stanford, USA
Barbara Fletcher, University of North Florida, Jacksonville Beach, USA
Nancy Houston Miller, Stanford Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, Stanford, USA
More than 6.6 million people live with angina, a form of heart disease. The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) has developed a new program to help patients and family members learn more about this condition. Known as “Get Tough
on Angina,” the goal of the program is to help improve the quality of life of those
living with chronic stable angina (CSA). This presentation will cover:
- Chronic Stable Angina: An update on diagnosis and medical therapies.
- “Get Tough on Angina” an Educational program designed to improve
the quality of lives of patients with CSA and that of their families.
- “Get Tough on Angina” An educational handbook for patients and families.
A comprehensive educational resource that covers pathophysiology,
risk factors and risk factor reduction, medical and surgical therapies,
communication and stress management skills.
- “Get Tough on Angina” A one hour community seminar about angina designed
to help people learn more about angina and its impact on quality of life,
risk factors for heart disease, and how to better manage angina on a daily basis.
- “Is Your Angina Managing You?” a patient self-assessment tool which is
a simple-to-complete card for patients to help share information with
their health care providers about how angina is affecting them.