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Cardiac Artery Disease And Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty

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Cardiac artery disease and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty with stent placement Suzanne A. Newhall
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Review of the patient’s chief complaint, and pertinent medical/surgical history The patient was a 57-year-old married man living on disability insurance. He was admitted to the hospital with a chief complaint of sub sternal pressure-like discomfort, and pain radiating to the back and upper left extremity, which had started four to five hours before intake. The pain
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Pathophysiology, alterations, interrelationships and etiology of CAD and atherosclerosis. The patient’s pathophysiological condition of CAD resulted from an alteration in the physiology of his arteries. The etiology was the interrelationship of his blood pressure, lipid levels and lifestyle choices. CIT CAD is a result of atherosclerosis with contributing factors including hyperlipidemia, and hypertension. Hypertension is also known as high blood pressure. Normally it is asymptomatic for the patient, but puts undue pressure on the vessels of the body. Hyperlipidemia is an abnormally high concentration of fats and cholesterol in the blood. The patient has several risks for hyperlipidemia including obesity and being a male over the age of forty-five. High lipid levels, and hypertension, can speed up the process of atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries. The process can occur over years in several stages. The endothelium, the smooth lining of the blood vessels, is damaged by high blood pressure and high cholesterol. The damaged areas create a place for lipids to enter the artery’s wall between the intima and the media, layers of the artery walls. Lipids and cholesterol circulate in the blood and start to accumulate in the wall of the artery developing a fatty core and a thin fibrous outer shell, this is called plaque. The plaque narrows the lumen, inside of the artery, restricting the blood flow. The plaque can rupture into the
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