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The Case Study Assignment

Week 4 Case study

Scenario: 76-year-old female patient complains of weight gain, shortness of breath, peripheral edema, and abdominal swelling. She has a history of congestive heart failure and admits to not taking her diuretic, as it makes her “have to get up every couple hour to go to the bathroom.” She now must sleep on two pillows to get enough air.

In your Case Study Analysis related to the scenario provided, explain the following:

  1. The cardiovascular and cardiopulmonary pathophysiologic processes result in the patient presenting these symptoms.
  2. Any racial/ethnic variables that may impact physiological functioning.
  3. How these processes interact to affect the patient.

A paragraph or two per question asked in the scenario and at least three current primary references are needed to support your points (peer-reviewed current articles, classroom textbook)

In your Case Study Analysis related to the scenario provided, develop the following for full credit.

  1. The pulmonary pathophysiologic processes that result in the patient presenting these symptoms.
  2. Any racial/ethnic variables that may impact physiological functioning.
  3. How these processes interact to affect the patient.