Running head: APA RESEARCH PAPER 12.3.19 11:33:36 AM Pharmacotherapy of Cardiovascular Disorders Walden University NURS 6521N-19 Dr. Gina Banks December 8, 2019
APA RESEARCH PAPER 12.3.19 11:33:36 AM Pharmacotherapy of Cardiovascular Disorders Heart disease is the number one killer in the united states. Approximately one in three Americans are diagnosed with Hypertension every year ("CDC," 2016). Arties carry blood to and from your heart to/from other organs in the human body. The force of blood pushing against the artery walls is the blood pressure ("CDC," 2016). Blood pressures frequently fluctuate throughout the day. Damage to the heart can occur if the blood pressure stays elevated for too long. There are two types of Hypertension, Primary and Secondary. Primary Hypertension has no identifiable cause, whereas Secondary Hypertension has an identifiable cause (Rosenthal & Burchum, 2018). Hypertension is known as the silent killer. There are no symptoms that point directly to high blood pressure. Having high blood pressure can cause other symptoms, such as headaches, chest pain, blurred vision, and fatigue. Hyperlipidemia is a high level of fats in the blood. Hyperlipidemia is caused by a diet high in fatty foods, such as red meats and fast food. In the scenario this week, patient AO has a history of Obesity and has recently gained 9 pounds. The patient has been diagnosed with Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia. The patient currently is prescribed the following: Atenolol 12.5 mg daily Doxazosin 8 mg daily Hydralazine 10 mg qid Sertraline 25 mg daily Simvastatin 80. Mg daily
APA RESEARCH PAPER 12.3.19 11:33:36 AM Behavior Factors that Influence the Pharmacokinetic and Pharmacodynamic Processes Secondary Hypertension can be corrected by changing ones’ lifestyle. Some lifestyle changes include smoking cessation, weight loss, exercising, and changing diet (Rosenthal & Burchum, 2018). Some diet changes include reducing the sodium intake, eating less red meats,
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