Primary Cause of Coronary Artery Disease Discussion

Primary Cause of Coronary Artery Disease Discussion

Primary Cause of Coronary Artery Disease Discussion

Coronary artery disease is caused by an increase in plaque that accumulates in the wall of the arteries, and causes a blockage, or the build up against the walls breaks off and it can cause a stroke, pulmonary embolism, MI, aneuryms.(GCU 2018).

Key steps necessary for prevention, is a healthy lifestyle, lots of exercise at leaset 5days a week 30-60min, it can include walking, jogging, yoga, dancing, anything that can increase the heart rate. Eat a well balanced meal, that include veggies, fruits, nuts, lean meats, low on dairy foods, whole grains, and healthy fats. Get a sufficient amount of sleep, around 7hours per night, sleeping is an important part of living a healthy lifestyle. A lack of sleep can put a person at risk for obesity, highblood pressure, heartdisease. Sleep is important because of the internal clock known as the circadiam rhythm it works better when the body is resting. Learn to cope with stress, learning breathing exercises for relaxation, staying away from overeating, drinking and smoking especially during stressful times.( Mayo Clinic 2019)


APA Format and Writing Quality

Familiarize yourself with APA format and practice using it correctly. It is used for most writing assignments for your degree. Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for APA paper templates, citation examples, tips, etc. Points will be deducted for poor use of APA format or absence of APA format (if required).
Cite all sources of information! When in doubt, cite the source. Paraphrasing also requires a citation.
I highly recommend using the APA Publication Manual, 6th edition.

Use of Direct Quotes

I discourage overutilization of direct quotes in DQs and assignments at the Masters’ level and deduct points accordingly.
As Masters’ level students, it is important that you be able to critically analyze and interpret information from journal articles and other resources. Simply restating someone else’s words does not demonstrate an understanding of the content or critical analysis of the content.
It is best to paraphrase content and cite your source.

LopesWrite Policy

For assignments that need to be submitted to LopesWrite, please be sure you have received your report and Similarity Index (SI) percentage BEFORE you do a “final submit” to me.
Once you have received your report, please review it. This report will show you grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors that can easily be fixed. Take the extra few minutes to review instead of getting counted off for these mistakes.
Review your similarities. Did you forget to cite something? Did you not paraphrase well enough? Is your paper made up of someone else’s thoughts more than your own?
Visit the Writing Center in the Student Success Center, under the Resources tab in LoudCloud for tips on improving your paper and SI score.

Late Policy

The university’s policy on late assignments is 10% penalty PER DAY LATE. This also applies to late DQ replies.
Please communicate with me if you anticipate having to submit an assignment late. I am happy to be flexible, with advance notice. We may be able to work out an extension based on extenuating circumstances.
If you do not communicate with me before submitting an assignment late, the GCU late policy will be in effect.
I do not accept assignments that are two or more weeks late unless we have worked out an extension.
As per policy, no assignments are accepted after the last day of class. Any assignment submitted after midnight on the last day of class will not be accepted for grading.


Communication is so very important. There are multiple ways to communicate with me:
Questions to Instructor Forum: This is a great place to ask course content or assignment questions. If you have a question, there is a good chance one of your peers does as well. This is a public forum for the class.
Individual Forum: This is a private forum to ask me questions or send me messages. This will be checked at least once every 24 hours.