Most people don't know very much about heart disease, and used to be one of those people. I wanted to be informed on these things that I didn't know about. I didn't want to go on not knowing about it, especially when many members of my family have been diagnosed with some type of heart disease. There were very few things I knew about this topic before doing my "I-Search" paper. I had heard of many things, but like most people I didn't really understand what it all meant. I wanted to know as much as I could about this topic, because as I stated before many members of my family have been diagnosed with some type of heart disease.
When I was thinking of a written source of information on heart disease I thought I would try to find something in the encyclopedia. Then, I looked online for sources of information on some web sites that I thought might have some information on them. When I started thinking of human sources I thought about my family and other people I knew that had a heart problem. I decided to interview my grandfather and my aunt. When I was interviewing my aunt, my cousin and uncle volunteered to interviewed.
During the interviews I asked each person eight questions. The first question I asked was: "What type of heart disease do you have, Congenital or Acquired?" After that I asked: "Do you know the exact name for your particular heart problem?" The next question was: "When were you diagnosed with your Cardiovascular Disease?" I then asked: "How has having a heart disease changed your life?" The next question was: "Have you had any surgery or medical procedure to correct this problem, if so what type?" I proceeded to ask: "Have you ever had a heart attack, or myocardial infarction?" After that I asked: "Have you ever experienced angina, a feeling of tightness or pressure in the chest often associated with shortness of breath?" The last question I asked was: "If your heart disease is...