Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Date Written

Summer 7-2016

Document Type

Project

Course Number

Nurs 5330

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

Dr. Chovan

Keywords

Aortic Stenosis, TAVR, Calcific Aortic Stenosis

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing

Abstract

Degenerative calcific aortic stenosis is a progressive disease that becomes more severe with age and is a direct result of an active inflammatory process. The life expectancy of the United States’ population is increasing and with it, the incidence of aortic stenosis has increased over the past several decades. Surgical data suggests an rise in prevalence of the disease by over 25% over the past ten years (Bonow & Greenland, 2015). Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) are more fequently encountering patients of an advanced age and recent technologic advancements have created more treatment options for aortic stenosis. APNs should be aware of this disease process and should be knowledgeable about these options so appropriate care can be provided.

Included in

Nursing Commons

Share

COinS
 
 

To view the content in your browser, please download Adobe Reader or, alternately,
you may Download the file to your hard drive.

NOTE: The latest versions of Adobe Reader do not support viewing PDF files within Firefox on Mac OS and if you are using a modern (Intel) Mac, there is no official plugin for viewing PDF files within the browser window.