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Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders

Knowledge Checks

Weeks 3

Knowledge Check: Cardiovascular and Respiratory Disorders

In this exercise, you will complete a 10 question Knowledge Check to gauge your understanding of this module’s content. This Knowledge Check will give you an opportunity to review a given scenario or situation to help you to determine cause and effect of a given disorder from a pathophysiology perspective.

Possible topics covered in this Knowledge Check include:,

  • myocardial infarction
  • endocarditis
  • myocarditis
  • valvular disorders
  • lipid panels
  • coagulation
  • clotting cascade
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • hypertension
  • heart failure
  • COPD
  • asthma
  • pneumonias

At least 2 to 3paragraphs

Scenario 1: Myocardial Infarction

CC: “I have been having terrible chest and arm pain for the past 2 hours and I think I am having a heart attach.”

HPI: Mr. Hammond is a 57 year old African American male who presents to the Emergency Department with a chief complaint of chest pain that radiates down his left arm. He states that he started having pain several hours ago and says the pain “it feel like an elephant is sitting on my chest”. He rates the pain as 8/10. Nothing has made the pain better or worse. He denies any previous episodes of chest pain. Denies nausea, dyspnea, or light headedness. He was given 0.4mg nitroglycerine tablet sublingual x1 which decreased, but no stopped the pain.

Lipid panel reveals Total Cholesterol 324 mg/dl, high density lipoprotein (HDL) 31 mg/dl, Low Density Lipoprotein (VLDL) 54 mg/dl nitroglycerine tablet sublingual x1 which decreased, but not stopped the pain.

Lipid Panel reveals total cholesterol 324 mg/dl, high density lipoprotein (HDL) 31 mg/dl, Low Density Lipoprotein (LDL) 122 mg/dl, Triglycerides 402 mg/dl, very Low-Density Lipoprotein (VLDL) 54 mg/dl

His diagnosis is an acute inferior wall myocardial infarction.

Scenario 2 and 3 will be posted tomorrow. One after the other. They are 10 scenarios in total. We must be done with all 10 scenarios by Friday.


Last Updated on March 9, 2020

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