Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)

Academic Term

Summer 8-6-2020

Document Type


Course Number

NURS 6810

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology for the Advanced Practice Nurse

Professor’s Name

Dr. Chovan


Cardiovascular Disease, Atherosclerosis, Hypertension, Diabetes, Modifiable Risk Factors

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing


The purpose of the presentation is to expand on cardiovascular disease and the pathophysiology contributing to the disease process. The presentation allows for further education on modifiable risk factors, and the most common causes of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is one of the main causes of death in the world (Najafipour, Afshari & Rostamzadeh, 2018). When diagnosing patients with cardiovascular disease they often have more than one modifiable risk factor. The modifiable risk factors are hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, smoking, and low physical activity (Najafipour et al., 2018). The purpose of the arteries of the heart is to provide oxygen, blood and nutrients. Cardiovascular disease decreases the effectiveness especially when atherosclerosis develops (K, 2016). Changing the modifiable risk factors, providing education, and proper medication regimens can help patients improve their medical outcomes (Koopman et al., 2016).

Keywords: cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, hypertension, diabetes, and modifiable risk factors

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