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alterations in the cardiovascular and respiratory systems

alterations in the cardiovascular and respiratory systems


Scenario: 76-year-old female patient complains of weight gain, shortness of breath, peripheral edema, and abdominal swelling. She has a history of congestive heart failure and admits to not taking her diuretic, as it makes her “have to get up every couple hours to go to the bathroom.” She now has to sleep on two pillows in order to get enough air.

To prepare:

The Assignment

In your Case Study Analysis related to the scenario provided, explain the following:

  • The      cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary pathophysiologic processes that result      in the patient presenting these symptoms.
  • Any      racial/ethnic variables that may impact physiological functioning. ( how      it affects black American and white American race).
  • How      these processes interact to affect the patient.
  • Introduction      and conclusion 
  • Refer      to the rubric for more information on how to respond to this prompt.