A diet high in fat increases the risk of the patient to CVD and aortic

A diet high in fat increases the risk of the patient

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A diet high in fat increases the risk of the patient to CVD and aortic calcification. Diabetes plays a role in calcification of both coronary arteries, the aorta valve, and root (Yan et al., 2107, p. 1530). Other independent risk factors for AS include age, smoking, systolic blood pressure, and increased waist circumference. The risk factors regarding the progression of AS are lower HDL, low hemoglobin, increased mean aortic gradient and smoking (Eveborn et al., 2014, p. 567 ).  The reasons to follow a healthy diet low in saturated fats and sugar are numerous including to lower the risk of CVD, AS, and diabetes mellitus.  In the  case of a younger adult with congenital AS and sudden cardiac death is no smoking and a low-fat
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diet to prevent hypertension, further wear and tear of the valve, and restricting exercise.  I did not find any research regarding how strict the exercise limitations would be for this patient.  I plan  on asking a few cardiologists what their recommendation would be in this situation.  The  question is would a pacer be helpful?   References Eveborn, G. W., Schirmer, H., Lunde, P., Heggelund, G., Hansen, J., & Rasmussen, K. (2014, July 15). Assessment of risk factors for developing incident aortic stenosis: The Tromso study. European Journal of Epidemiology , 29 , 567-575. Hammer, G. D., & McPhee, S. J. (2014). Pathophysiology of disease: An Introduction to clinical medicine (7th ed.). Retrieved from [VitalSource Bookshelf Version] vbk://1260019640 Yan, A. T., Chan, K. K., Guo, H., Alter, D. A., Austin, P. C., Tu, J. V., ... Ko, D. T. (2107). Association between cardiovascular risk factors and aortic stenosis. Journal of the American College of Cardiology , 69 (12), 1523-32.
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