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Cardiovascular disease and disorders are among the most common reasons for hospital visits and among the leading causes of fatality. Heart disease

Cardiovascular disease and disorders are among the most common reasons for hospital visits and among the leading causes of fatality. Heart disease is among the most familiar, but a wide variety of issues can impact the physiological functioning of the cardiovascular system.

This week, you examine fundamental concepts of cardiovascular disorders. You explore common diseases and disorders that impact the cardiovascular system, and you apply the key terms and concepts that help communicate the pathophysiological nature of these issues to patients.

Assignments:

Lecturio Practice Quiz

Cardiovascular Disorders MindMap

Module 2 Case Study Analysis- You are encouraged to work on your Module 2 Assignment throughout the module. However, this Assignment is not due until Day 7 of Week 4.

 

 A 38-year-old female presents to the emergency room with complaints of dyspnea and left leg pain.  The patient reports that her left leg started feeling heavy a few days ago and has also been red since she returned from a recent trip.  She denies any injury to her leg.  She reports that she started having some dyspnea in the last 24 hours.  Patient history is remarkable for systemic lupus erythematosus and a history of recent airplane travel.  She is also taking oral birth control.  Her bp is 130/84, heart rate 100, R 24, and temp is 100.4F.  Physical exam reveals unilateral +2 pitting leg edema to left leg with erythema.

 

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 these processes interact to affect the patient

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