Part A: Sheila Meyer, a medical assistant in Dr. Ryan’s large cardiovascular practice, is taking the medical history of Edna Helm, an obese elderly woman with congestive heart disease. Edna states, “I’m always short of breath, and I perspire all the time. I guess I’m gaining weight, but the funny thing is that only my legs seem heavier. My heart is pounding when I lie down at night; it even seems to stop sometimes. I’ve even started to wear red nail polish to hide the funny blue color of my nails.
Edna gives you a copy of her medical history from an out-of-state physician. The medical history indicates that she has had the following conditions, tests, and procedures:
Positive Babinski sign
Holter monitor testing
Protein bound iodine test
Glucose tolerance test
Basal cell carcinoma removed in 1992
Sebaceous cyst removed in 1982
Meniscectomy in 1978
Rhytidectomy in 1970
Using correct medical terms, chart Edna’s presenting symptoms. Define each of the procedures and conditions listed on her medical record. Your response should be one (1) page in length.