Myocardial Infarction Pathophysiology Paper

This paper should be crafted with the following in mind: Length and References: Between 4-6 full pages of content, double-spaced – Title page and the Reference page (both on separate pages) do NOT contribute to page count. Be sure to include in-text citations where appropriate. You should have a minimum of one in-text for every final reference you have listed. All sources need to be cited properly in APA format – in-text citations and references. A minimum of three reputable sources are required for this assignment. Times New Roman, 12 pt. font. Page numbers in the heading. Structure: – The paper should follow the structure of: Title page Description of Pathology for Myocardial Infraction The body of the paper should include the following sections: -Normal Anatomy of the body system -Normal Physiology of the body system -Mechanism of Pathology -Prevention -Treatment -Conclusion -Reference page – Ideally, I am looking for a freelancer with a background in medicine or biology, particularly in the field of cardiovascular diseases. – Experience in academic and scientific writing is a must. – Familiarity with medical terminologies related to myocardial infarction and its related concepts is critical. – Strong research skills and attention to detail are required. – Knowledge in referencing and citation styles will also be a plus. This task will require an in-depth understanding of myocardial infarctions, incorporating advanced medical terminology and concepts. Thus, the freelancer should be able to communicate complex details clearly and effectively.

This is a basic APA style title page that you can utilize to help with formatting. This page does not count towards page count!

For help with APA style formatting check out the Academic Writer tab in Canvas and this site:
Style and Grammar Guidelines (

Utilize Times New Roman with 12pt font size! No exceptions!

Margins need to be standard 1” all around. Do not alter the margin settings.

Avoid any weird fonts or giant titles; keep it consistent with a standard APA title Page.



Title (Criteria 1, 10 points)

This introductory section is the Description of Pathology (Criteria 1). In this section, you will describe the pathology (statistics about it, background information, etc.). Give as much information as you can about it using appropriate in-text citations, e.g., (Hill et al., 2011), but be sure it is relevant information and not just filler. This section should be a comprehensive introduction to the condition in one to two paragraphs.

Normal Anatomy of the Major Body System (Criteria 2, 15 points)

In this section, you will describe NORMAL anatomy relevant to understanding the topic of the paper. Describe the structures of the organ system most closely involved in pathophysiology. Include in-text citations. For example, if you are writing about a disease related to the brain, this section would explain the normal anatomy of the nervous system. You should show comprehensive knowledge of the fundamental concepts and communicate information using scientific vocabulary. There should be little to no discussion of the pathology itself in this section.

Normal Physiology of the Major Body System (Criteria 3, 15 points)

Same as the previous section, but instead of anatomy, you will be discussing physiology of the organ system involved. Include in-text citations. Keep in mind that when describing physiology, it isn’t enough to merely provide a definition of the structure (e.g., neurons send signals throughout the body), but instead, you need to be able to describe HOW it functions. The “how” is the physiology of the organ system. There should be little to no discussion of pathology in this section.

Mechanism of Pathophysiology (Criteria 4, 20 points)

This section is likely going to be the longest section. In this section, you will explain your particular pathophysiology from a scientific standpoint. Include in-text citations.

In the previous two sections, you explained what is considered normal, in this section, you should describe what is causing these issues, how the anatomy is affected, and how it affects the physiology of that particular system. You should show a thorough understanding of the changes in the body. Some good search keywords are “Pathology of ____”, Pathophysiology of ____.”

Prevention (Criteria 5, 10 points)

In this section, you will explain how your pathophysiology could be prevented. This should outline possible prevention protocols, or clearly indicate if none is available based on the current scientific literature. Include in-text citations.

Treatment (Criteria 6, 10 points)

In this section, you will explain how your pathophysiology is commonly treated. Provide possible treatment protocols for the condition based on current scientific literature. Be sure to bring in nursing relevant information and how you might be involved in the treatment of the pathology. Include in-text citations for this information.

Conclusion (10 points for paper formatting & overall presentation)

A good academic paper always ends with a conclusion rather than ending abruptly. Summarize the main message of the paper and what the reader should know from the paper. Check out: Style and Grammar Guidelines (



References (10 points for references & in-text citations)

This final reference page needs to include any and all references you utilized to find information about your particular topic. A final reference page should be in alphabetical order based on the first author’s last name (or name of the institutional author if there is no named author). Make sure that the author names in this section match your in-text citations. Remember, the information needs to come from reputable scientific sources. Google Scholar is a great search engine to help you find academic resources. Sites such as Wikipedia are okay to use as a reference/starting point to locate good articles; however, they cannot be used as a primary source of information.

  • Tip: Use the Galen Library A&P Guide and Library Databases to search for academic articles available as full text. It is important to have the full text so that you can read the article. The purpose is to find information that you can paraphrase in your own words.
  • If you find information in Wikipedia, scroll down to the bottom of the page. You can usually find academic articles that authors have utilized to complete the information. Most of the time you can simply click on that article for a direct link, or simply search for the name of the article in our Library Databases to find a complete text.
  • Be sure that your in-text citations are accurate and follow APA style, using Academic Writer and/or the APA website as a reference: Style and Grammar Guidelines (
  • Remember, if you have a reference in your final reference list it MUST be cited in-text somewhere. And if you have an in-text citation it must have a final reference included, no exceptions!
  • Journal Article should have been published within the last 5-7 years to ensure accuracy. Science is ever changing, so an article from 20 years ago may not be accurate anymore.


Example final reference:

Hills, A. P., Andersen, L. B., & Byrne, N. M. (2011). Physical activity and obesity in children.   British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45(11), 866-870.