Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

Week 3 – Discussion

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Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.

Cardiovascular Disease [WLOs: 1, 2] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]

Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read Chapter 5 in your textbook, the Heart Disease Facts (Links to an external site.) website, and review this week’s Instructor Guidance.

Review the risk factors identified in Chapter 5 that are associated with cardiovascular disease. Following the table below, review your assigned topic and address the required components in your initial post. Your initial post must be a minimum of 250 words and use your textbook as a resource.

TopicFirst Initial of Last NameChoose one of the four heart conditions listed in section 5.3 of the textbook (e.g., congenital heart disease, hypertension, heart disease, and stroke). Discuss the impact the chosen condition has on the people within the micro-level system (refer to Chapter 1 Section 6 if you need to review the micro-level system).C, F, G, L, M, R, U, XWith Bronfenbrenner’s macro-level system in mind, discuss what you believe to be the most prevalent societal factor that has contributed to the increase in cardiovascular disease (e.g., occupation, environmental factors, food processing, lifestyle behaviors, socioeconomic status, etc.). Give your rationale.A, D, I, J, O, P, S, V, YDiscuss the biopsychosocial and cultural factors that have contributed to an increase in the incidence of cardiovascular disease. Include changes that have occurred only during your lifetime that have contributed to this change.B, E, H, K, N, Q, T, W, Z

Guided Response: Respond to two classmates that were assigned to a different topic than your own. Do you agree or disagree with the information in their post? Give your rationale as to why you agree or disagree. What additional factors would you add? Your response should be a minimum of 100 words.

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