Mr. Tinsley returns to the clinic 1 month later for reevaluation. His blood pressure is 140/72
Mr. Tinsley returns to the clinic 1 month later for reevaluation. His blood pressure is 140/72 and he is complaining of an irritating cough. The health care provider discontinued the ACE inhibitor and started on diltiazem (Cardizem)).
a. Explain why only the ACE inhibitor was discontinued.
b. How does diltiazem treat hypertension?
Mr. Tinsley says that his BP is really not that high so why does he really need this medication. How should you respond?
1. Calvin is a 15-year-old, obese young man with severely elevated serum lipid levels. The health care team has decided to prescribe lovastatin (Mevacor).
a. What are the concerns for teenagers who are taking lovastatin?
b. What classification of lipid-lowering medication is lovastatin, and how does it work?
What impact does weight, specifically obesity, have on lipid levels?
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