Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Date Written

Summer 2017

Document Type

Project

Course Number

N5330

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

John Chovan

Keywords

coronary artery disease, pathophysiology, atherosclerosis, statins

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing

Abstract

Coronary artery disease (CAD) is a highly prevalent disease in the United States. CAD is a major burden for the U.S. health care system. CAD can causes heart failure, arrhythmia, and myocardial infarction. Pathophysiology is important in CAD because its study has led to powerful intervention and will lead to better treatment recommendations from providers. There are modifiable risk factors such as dyslipidemia, hypertension, and diabetes mellitus that should be controlled when possible. Lifestyle changes can also have a significant impact on the course of CAD.

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