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CVD+stu+Fall+_11 - Cardiovascular Disease Heart Failure and...

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Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Failure and Hypertension 1 Developed by Gail P. A. Kauwell, PhD, RD, LDN Updated by Gail P. A. Kauwell, PhD, RD, LDN & Anne Mathews, PhD, RD HUN 4446 - Fall 2011 Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension and Heart Failure Compare normal structure and function of the heart to the changes that occur in diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Describe the risk factors, etiology, symptoms, clinical findings and pathophysiology associated with CAD, stroke, MI, heart failure and hypertension. Objectives Describe the diagnostic tests/procedures and intervention strategies (i.e., medical, surgical, pharmacologic, nutritional) used to treat/manage CAD, stroke, MI, heart failure and hypertension. Differentiate among CAD, stroke, MI, heart failure and hypertension based on risk factors, etiology, symptoms, clinical findings, laboratory data, diagnostic tests, pathophysiology and medical/surgical, pharmacological and nutritional management. Relate the signs, symptoms, clinical findings, laboratory data, diagnostic tests, and medical, surgical, pharmacologic and nutritional interventions to the underlying pathophysiology of CAD, stroke, MI, heart failure and hypertension. Interpret the results of laboratory/diagnostic tests. Objectives Recommend appropriate nutritional management for patients with CAD, stroke, MI, heart failure and/or hypertension based on information presented in case studies. Recommend nutritional and lifestyle strategies for reducing CHD risk. Select appropriate medical, pharmacologic and/or surgical interventions for patients with CAD, stroke, MI, heart failure and/or hypertension based on information presented in case studies.
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