Week 3-Initial Post - NURS 6521N-26 Advanced Pharmacology INITIAL POST Pharmacotherapy for Cardiovascular Disorders Case Study 1 Patient AO has a

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NURS 6521N-26: Advanced Pharmacology INITIAL POST Pharmacotherapy for Cardiovascular Disorders Case Study 1: Patient AO has a history of obesity and has recently gained 9 pounds. The patient has been diagnosed with hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Drugs currently prescribed include the following: Atenolol 12.5 mg daily Doxazosin 8 mg daily Hydralazine 10 mg qid Sertraline 25 mg daily Simvastatin 80 mg daily With a recent weight gain of a significant amount, I would begin to question whether the patient is retaining water and is possibly going in to congestive heart failure (CHF). With that in mind, and taking in to account that the patient is on three different acting antihypertensives, one high-dose cholesterol lowering statin, and a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), I will consider gender on the effects of medication regimen. Data on pharmacokinetics in women is limited, due to inadequate recruitment during clinical research, however, it can be seen that
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