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Assessing Risk for Cardiovacul ar Diseases TAMARA LOSSON HEAD
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Assessing risk for cardiovascular diseases (CVD) using noninvasive procedures In adults with hypertension, what is the effect of using noninvasive procedures, specifically ankle-brachial indexes (ABI), in patient assessments on determining risk for cardiovascular diseases compared with obtaining standard vital signs in a clinical assessment? - consumer/images/2016/11/22/20/44/mcdc_high-blood- pressure-complications-6col.jpg
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Assessing for CVD – Why is this important? One out of five Americans have hypertension and are unaware and undiagnosed (The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2018) Globally, CVD is the number 1 cause of death and 30% of the adult population is affected by hypertension (American Heart Association [AHA] News, 2018) In 2013 over 360,000 deaths in the U.S. were attributed to hypertension either as the primary or contributing cause (CDC, 2018)
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Assessing risk for CVD with ABI testing ABI Scores: 0.91 – 1.30 normal blood
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