Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Date Written

Fall 2014

Document Type


Course Number

NURS 5330

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

John D. Chovan, James R. Cacchillo


Heart Attacks, Coronary Heart Disease

Subject Categories

Cardiovascular Diseases | Medical Pathology | Nursing


Cardiovascular disease (CAD) is the most common cause of death for men and women in the US. The disease has been extensively studied in males (Gulati & Bairey Merz, 2012, p. 141). CVD poses an obvious challenge to the health of women. Coronary heart disease (CHD) is described as a "modern epidemic" (Banner, 2010, p. 3123). Although, the prevalence of CVD has prompted many studies for prevention and treatment, little is known about CVD in women. It Is now known that the mortality rates In women have surpassed that of men. Recent reports Indicate that CVD killed more women in three decades than men. In the US, 421, 31i women died from the disease (strain-Strand et. al, 2011, p.459; Gulati & Bairey Merz, 2012, p. 141).



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.