…heart disease remains the No. 1 killer in America; nearly half of all Americans have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or smokeâ€”some of the leading risk factors for heart diseaseâ€¦
â€”Murphy et al., 2018
Despite the high mortality rates associated with cardiovascular disorders, improved treatment options do exist that can help address those risk factors that afflict the majority of the population today.
As an advanced practice nurse, it is your responsibility to recommend appropriate treatment options for patients with cardiovascular disorders. To ensure the safety and effectiveness of drug therapy, advanced practice nurses must consider aspects that might influence pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes such as medical history, other drugs currently prescribed, and individual patient factors.
Reference: Murphy, S. L., Xu, J., Kochanek, K. D., & Arias, E. (2018). Mortality in the United States, 2017. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/products/databriefs/db328…
Write a 2- to 3-page paper that addresses the following:
Case Study :
Patient CB is an 88 year-old female with a history of strokes. The patient has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia. Drugs currently prescribed include the following:
Required Readings (click to expand/reduce)
Rosenthal, L. D., & Burchum, J. R. (2018). Lehneâ€™s pharmacotherapeutics for advanced practice providers. St. Louis, MO: Elsevier.
Chapter 34, â€œReview of Hemodynamicsâ€ (pp. 335â€“340)
Chapter 35, â€œDiureticsâ€ (pp. 341â€“349)
Chapter 36, â€œDrugs Acting on the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone Systemâ€ (pp. 351â€“362)
Chapter 37, â€œCalcium Channel Blockersâ€ (pp. 363â€“369)
Chapter 38, â€œVasodilatorsâ€ (pp. 371â€“373)
Chapter 39, â€œDrugs for Hypertensionâ€ (pp. 375â€“388)
Chapter 40, â€œDrugs for Heart Failureâ€ (pp. 389â€“402)
Chapter 41, â€œAntidysrhythmic Drugsâ€ (pp. 403â€“418)
Chapter 42, â€œProphylaxis of Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease: Drugs That Help Normalize Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levelsâ€ (pp. 419â€“439)
Chapter 43, â€œDrugs for Angina Pectorisâ€ (pp. 441â€“450)
Chapter 44, â€œAnticoagulant and Antiplatelet Drugsâ€ (pp. 451â€“472)