Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Date of Award

7-2019

Document Type

Project

Course Number

NURS 5330

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

John Chovan and Sue Butz

Keywords

Aortic Stenosis, Aortic Valve Replacement, Bicuspid Aortic Valve, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR), Aortic Valve, Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement (SAVR)

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing

Abstract

Aortic stenosis (AS) is a condition where the opening of the aortic valve becomes narrower. The narrowing can be caused by age associated calcification, congenital bicuspid aortic valve, or inflammation associated with rheumatic heart disease. AS due to calcification is the most common heart valve disorder in North America and is increasing in prevalence due to increased life expectancy and an aging population. It is imperative for nurses to maintain an in depth understanding of the pathophysiology of the disease with resulting hemodynamics changes in order to effectively care for this patient population.

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.