Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Date Written

Summer 8-2-2016

Document Type


Course Number

N 5330

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

Dr. John Chovan PhD DNP RN CNP CNS


Systemic lupus erythematosus, Autoimmune, Cardiac, Vasculature

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing


Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease implicated in the premature onset of cardiovascular disease. SLE`s chronic activation of the immune system leads to inflammation, obstruction and vascular damage. The damage is most pronounced in SLE patients with a sedentary lifestyle and early onset of the disease. Understanding the pathogenesis, signs and symptoms of how SLE affects the cardiovascular system is important. Nurse practitioners play a vital role in the implementation of strategies to manage care and improve outcomes.

Included in

Nursing Commons



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