PROGRESS REPORT TRANSLATION
Ms. Deana Martens was brought to the hospital as an emergency case on 1/19/2015. She
was admitted for dysphasia - a disorder that affects the generation of speech and comprehension;
difficulty in swallowing referred to as dysphagia and weakness of the entire right side of the
body, a condition known as hemiparesis. She has a history of hypertension and high cholesterol.
Hypertension is high blood pressure to a level which is likely to induce damage in the heart or
blood vessels or can have other adverse effects (Charbonian et al, 2004). While cholesterol (a
fatty substance found in all body cells) is important to the body, high amounts of it mean that
there is a possibility of developing fatty deposits in the blood vessels. The deposits may restrict
enough blood from flowing through the arteries. In the situation where the heart does not get
adequate oxygen, the risk of heart attack increases. If the decreased flow is to the brain, the risk
is getting a stroke (Charbonian et al, 2004).
It was established that Ms. Martens was taking medicine daily and had no problems one
and a half hours before admission. She then began showing loss of facial movements on the right
side and compl...