SC121 Rasmussen College Coronary Artery Disease Case Study Assignment

SC121 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

Rasmussen College

Question Description

Coronary artery disease is a common type of heart disease and the leading cause of death among both men and women in the United States. In this assignment, you will explore this disease in more detail using the scenario below.

One of your aging relatives is sedentary and smokes cigarettes. Out of concern for his health, you decide to research more about this disease.

To complete this assignment, do the following:

  1. Research this disease using a minimum of 2 sources. You can use your textbook for one of the sources. Choose the remaining source(s) from the GALE Virtual Reference Library provided on the Structure and Function of the Human Body library guide page.
  2. In a minimum of 2 pages (not counting the references page), address the following:
    • Explain how coronary artery disease develops in the human body.
    • Describe the ways that your relative can prevent the onset of this disease.
    • Explain what treatment options exist if steps to prevent the disease fail.
  3. Include a references page at the end of your document, formatted using the APA guidelines, that lists your research sources.

Final Answer



Coronary Artery Disease
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Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary artery disease is a condition that occurs when the human coronary artery
becomes narrow due to the deposition of plaque on the inside of the arteries. Coronary artery
disease causes around 370 000 deaths in America every year (CDC, 2017).Coronary heart
disease causes the blockage of arteries which supply the heart with blood and may lead to a heart
attack. This article will look into how coronary artery disease occurs, give ways through which
one can prevent it and the treatment options available.
How coronary artery disease occurs
Coronary artery disease is as a result of the continued deposition of a material called
plaque on the inner walls of the arteries (American heart association, 2016).Plaque is ma...

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