The nurse is caring for a patient who has been diagnosed with an elevated cholesterol level. The nurse is aware that plaque on
the inner lumen of arteries is composed chiefly of what?
As T-lymphocytes and monocytes infiltrate to ingest lipids on the arterial wall and then die, a
fibrous tissue develops. This causes plaques to form on the inner lumen of arterial walls. These
plaques do not consist of white cells, lipoproteins, or high-density cholesterol.
A patient presents to the walk-in clinic complaining of intermittent chest pain on exertion, which is eventually attributed to
angina. The nurse should inform the patient that angina is most often attributable to what cause?
In most cases, angina pectoris is due to arteriosclerosis. The disease is not a
result of impaired cardiac output or contractility. Infarction may result from
untreated angina, but it is not a cause of the disease.
The nurse is caring for an adult patient who had symptoms of unstable angina upon admission to the hospital. What nursing