Case Study #4: Heart Failure (HF)

Patient: Meryl Smith

Meryl Smith

Patient: Meryl Smith

Date of Birth: 06/06/19xx

PERSONA

Meryl Smith is 44 years old and she lives in a small two bedroom home with her partner, Dorothy. They co-parent two children with Meryl’s ex-husband. Her marriage to him ended four years ago. Meryl is a police officer with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). Meryl drinks occasionally, she has never smoked, and she is physically active. Meryl and Dorothy also have two cats at home with them.

Past medical history includes a heart murmur developed after her second pregnancy. She had a cholecystectomy three years ago and a laminectomy 14 years ago. She has recently been recovering from a severe flu.

Attribution

Meryl Smith: Photo by Marie Lucie is in the public domain.

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