Maria is a sedentary, 68-year-old woman who is overweight. She complains that her hands and feet are always cold, and she tires quickly when cleaning the house. At her most recent visit to her doctor, her blood pressure was 184/98 mm Hg. She has edema around her ankles and legs, and her physician is concerned about an echocardiogram that indicates Maria has an enlarged heart.
What specific type of cellular adaptation has taken place in Maria’s enlarged heart? What made you come to this conclusion?
This question belongs to nursing and discusses about the health condition of 68 year old woman Maria who is overweight.
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