coronary artery disease, pathophysiology, atherosclerosis, statins
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
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.
Jarboe, Matthew, "Coronary Artery Disease" (2017). Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship. 257.