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Cardiovascular disorders can be extremely debilitating to individuals and are often linked to other comorbidities. Certainly, factors such as diet, exercise, smoking, and age can contribute to how cardiovascular disease is controlled and managed. K.Z. is a 58-year-old male with significant cardiac history, hypertension, chronic renal insufficiency,

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Meaghan Kiley February 27, 2014NURS 627Case Study #13Cardiovascular disorders can be extremely debilitating to individuals and are often linked to other comorbidities. Certainly, factors such as diet, exercise, smoking, and age can contribute to how cardiovascular disease is controlled and managed. K.Z. is a 58-year-old male with significant cardiac history, hypertension, chronic renal insufficiency, coronary artery disease, and suffered from an anterior wall myocardial infarction one year ago. He is a current smoker with a 50-pack-year smoking history. In addition, he has experienced occasional episodes of heart failure, and was recently diagnosed with a 4-cm suprarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm. Due to his cardiac health, he is scheduled for a same-day cardiac catheterization and requires education about the procedure along with discharge instructions. Upon gathering K.Z.s past medical history, it is important to note this individual has many additional stressors in his life besides his medical condition including the death of his wife (around the same time he had his MI) and is about six months into retirement from his job as a railroad engineer after physical limitations have made it difficult for him to continue his career. Before sending K.Z. to the catheterization laboratory, it is important to explain the purpose of the procedure. The data that the cardiac catheterization will produce will be addressed, explaining that it will yield both anatomi

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