Discussion Question/Prompt [Due Wednesday]
Read the following case study and answer the posed questions:
Mr. T., a 45-year-old black man employed as a midlevel corporate manager, came to the doctor’s office seeking a physical examination. He appeared somewhat overweight. He denied taking any medications or smoking, but admitted drinking alcohol. His father and older brother have hypertension (HTN) and his paternal grandfather experienced a myocardial infarction (MI) and a CVA at a young age. Mr. T. stated, “A year ago at a health fair my cholesterol was tested. I was told later by mail that my cholesterol was 250 and I had to recheck my blood pressure.” His Bp at the time of his examination was 159/94, HR 96, weight 275, height 5’11 in.
- Explain the progressive pathophysiologic relationship between an MI and the development of left ventricular (LV) failure. What factors affect the severity of LV failure?
Next, visit http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/dvt/facts.html (Links to an external site.) and access resources about deep vein thrombosis.
- Document the manifestations and management of clients with deep vein thrombosis.
- Submit a summary of some of the things you learned from this video.
Responses need to address all components of the question, demonstrate critical thinking and analysis, and include peer reviewed journal evidence to support the student’s position.
Please be sure to validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.
Please review the rubric to ensure that your response meets the criteria.