Week 5 Discussion Forum Prompt 2



Select one of the following discussion prompts to address:

  • Discuss the development of coronary artery disease (CAD) and the links to dyslipidemia, hypertension, cigarette smoking, diabetes mellitus, obesity, and sedentary lifestyle. Review the current scholarly literature, and describe the markers and testing of cardiovascular risk and prevention and treatment recommendations.
  • Describe the pathophysiology of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, and discuss the pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, evaluation (include the revised Jones Criteria), and treatment of rheumatic fever.
  • Review and summarize the Joint National Committee (JNC) recommendations for the prevention, detection, evaluation, and treatment of high blood pressure. Review the recommendations made by the American Diabetes Association’s 2016 Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes for the control of high blood pressure and summarize the treatment recommendations.

Use at least one scholarly source other than your textbook to connect your response to national guidelines and evidence-based research in support of your ideas


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