Cardiovascular System

Week 2: Cardiovascular System
•    Review required learning resources
Case Study:
Patient HM has a history of atrial fibrillation and a transient ischemic attack (TIA). Thepatient has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia and ischemic heart disease. Drugs currently prescribed include the following:
· Warfarin 5 mg daily MWF and 2.5 mg daily T, TH, Sat, Sun
· Aspirin 81 mg daily
· Metformin 1000 mg po bid
· Glyburide 10 mg bid
· Atenolol 100 mg po daily
· Motrin 200 mg 1–3 tablets every 6 hours as needed for pain
 
Assignment: write a 2-3 page paper 
•    Explain how the factor you selected might influence the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic processes in the patient from the case study you were assigned.
•    Describe how changes in the processes might impact the patient’s recommended drug therapy. Be specific and provide examples.
•    Explain how you might improve the patient’s drug therapy plan and explain why you would make these recommended improvements. Be specific when discussing drug therapy.
•    Explain how you might improve the patient’s drug therapy plan and explain why you would make these recommended improvements. Be specific when discussing drug therapy.