Dr. John Chovan, PhD., DNP, RN, CNP, CNS
Coronary Artery Disease, Cardiac Pathophysiology, Myocardial Infarction
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, killing 370,000 people annually (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017). CAD is an atherosclerotic process, eventually leading to impaired coronary blood flow and oxygen delivery. Atherosclerotic plaques can then rupture, causing vessel blockage, and further complications such as myocardial infarction, heart failure, stroke, and multi-system organ dysfunction. This poster dives into the pathophysiology behind atherosclerosis and CAD and offers treatment suggestions and nursing implications.
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