This case study teaches you about the risk factors and symptoms of a heart attack and the physiological changes that happen once artery blockage occurs. Focusing on a story about a woman who unknowingly ignores the symptoms of a heart attack, the resource supplements the storyline with information via the "voice" of the patient's heart and fact sheets. Case teaching notes written by the authors provide answers to questions and exercises as well as suggestions for use.
This case study was designed primarily for use in post-secondary classes, but the material is appropriate for high-school level students studying advanced biology or anatomy. The case study would be most appropriate for small group work and since the material is presented in distinct parts, the whole class can come together for discussion and review between the sections. Also, please read the Guidelines to get important information regarding how to use case studies in your classroom.