Consider the following case study: A low-income, 67-year-old Asian American gentleman who has been a light smoker of a quarter pack of cigarettes per day for 30 years presents to your local community health clinic for his routine annual physician examination. Prompt: In your short paper, address the following: What are the possible cellular changes that have occurred within the patient’s body related to his history of smoking? For example, how can the cellular changes affect the cardiovascular system? What are the pathophysiology issues that must be addressed due to changes at the cellular level? If this individual quit smoking today, what physiologic process would occur at the cellular level? How do ethnicity, culture, and socioeconomic status influence the development of cardiovascular disease? How do ethnicity, culture, and socioeconomic status increase the risk of this gentleman developing chronic disease? Guidelines for Submission: Your short paper should be submitted as a Word document with 12-point Times New Roman font, double spacing, and one-inch margins. The paper should be a minimum of 2 pages in length. Support your paper with relevant peer-reviewed sources, cited according to APA style.
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