NURS 6501 Advanced Pathophysiology
NURS 6501 Week 4 Assignment
This case study presents a 65-year-old patient, whose gender is not …, who is 8 days out from a total knee replacement with sudden onset of shortness of breath, pleuritic chest pain, and heart palpitations. An ECG confirms new-onset atrial fibrillation (AF), as well as a right ventricular heart strain pattern with T-wave inversions in the right precordial leads and variable T-waves in the inferior leads. This analysis serves to explain the cardiopulmonary pathophysiology behind the patient’s symptoms and any impact that racial or ethnic variables may have on this scenario.