Assignment: Pharmacotherapy for Cardiovascular Disorders

  

Write a 2 page paper that addresses the following:

  • 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.

· This week we are looking at the CV system and pharmacology
 

Case Study 1:
Patient AO has a history of obesity and has recently gained 9 pounds. The patient has been diagnosed with hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Drugs currently prescribed include the following:
 

Atenolol 12.5 mg daily
Doxazosin 8 mg daily
Hydralazine 10 mg qid
Sertraline 25 mg daily
Simvastatin 80 mg daily

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