Running head: WEEKLY DISCUSSIONS 1 Week 04: Discussion: Student, RN, BSN Summer 2017 NURS 6501N-38: Advanced Pathophysiology Dr. Instructor Walden University
WEEKLY DISCUSSIONS 2 Discussion: Week 4: Cardiovascular System, Part 1 According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2008, over 616,000 people in the United States died of complications related to cardiovascular disorders. This accounts for approximately 25% of deaths in the United States (CDC, 2012). Cardiovascular disorders are also one of the leading causes of illness and death in the world. As an advanced practice nurse, you can help lower the prevalence of these disorders by providing patient education and preventive care services. As you diagnose and recommend care for patients, you must understand the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disorders as well as factors that increase risks. This week you examine the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disorders. You also explore the impact of patient factors on cardiovascular disorders. Reference Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2012). Heart disease facts. Retrieved from Learning Objectives Students will: Analyze the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disorders Evaluate the impact of patient factors on the pathophysiology of cardiovascular disorders Analyze the relationship between hypertension and dyslipidemia to cardiovascular alterations Compare the pathophysiology of chronic venous insufficiency and deep venous thrombosis Evaluate the impact of patient factors on chronic venous insufficiency and deep venous thrombosis Evaluate clinical considerations of chronic venous insufficiency and deep venous thrombosis Understand and apply key terms, concepts, and principles related to alterations of the veins and arteries Photo Credit: sisu/RooM/Getty Images Learning Resources Required Readings Huether, S. E., & McCance, K. L. (2017). Understanding pathophysiology (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Mosby. Chapter 23, “Structure and Function of the Cardiovascular and Lymphatic Systems” This chapter examines the circulatory system, heart, systemic circulation, and lymphatic system to establish a foundation for normal cardiovascular function. It focuses on the structure and function of various parts of the circulatory system to illustrate normal blood flow. Chapter 24, “Alterations of Cardiovascular Function” This chapter presents the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, evaluation, and treatment of various cardiovascular disorders. It focuses on diseases of the veins and arteries, disorders of the heart wall, heart disease, and shock. Chapter 25, “Alterations of Cardiovascular Function in Children” This chapter examines cardiovascular disorders that affect children. It distinguishes congenital heart disease from acquired cardiovascular disorders.
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