Pathophysiology and Pharmacology of Cardiovascular and Respiratory System Disorders

  • Your Instructor will assign you to one of the following cardiovascular or respiratory disorders
    • hypertension
  • Select one of the following patient factors:
    • ethnicity
  • Reviewing this week’s Learning Resources, consider the pathophysiology as well as the types of drugs that might be used to treat your assigned disorder.
  • Think about how the factor you selected might impact the pathophysiology of the alteration and effects of prescribed drugs.
  • Review the clinical care standards and guidelines specific to the assigned disorder.
  • Consider resulting maladaptive responses for patients with the assigned disorder.

 

 

Post the following related to the condition you were assigned:

  • A brief description of the pathophysiology of the disorder you were assigned.
  • Explain how the maladaptive and physiological responses of the disorder might differ. Be specific and provide examples.
  • Describe the types of drugs that might be prescribed to patients to treat symptoms associated with this disorder and why.
  • Explain how the patient factor you selected might impact the pathophysiology of the disorder as well as the effects of prescribed drugs you have identified. Be specific and provide examples.