Biol 1120 64 year old male business executive had a physical exam prior to his retirement from corporate work. His blood pressure wasin Other (Other) by vomms
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Biol 1120 Cardiovascular Case Study
A 56, 210 lb., 64-year-old male business executive had a physical exam prior to his retirement from corporate work. His blood pressure was 180/115 on three separate days. Further examination showed normal to low plasma renin activity, elevated total peripheral resistance (TPR), cardiac output (CO) of 7.2 L/min, x-ray evidence of left ventricular hypertrophy, retinal hemorrhages, and mild polyuria. Recommended therapy was weight reduction to his ideal level, a low-salt diet (2 gm/day sodium), prudent exercise, and a reduction in alcohol consumption (3 oz whiskey/day). This change in lifestyle did little to change the condition. Medication was initiated in the form of an oral diuretic and progressed to a beta-blocker; eventually a...