Cardiovascular Assessment Part II –

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Click to edit Master subtitle style 2/17/11 Cardiovascular Assessment Part II – Peripheral Vascular & Lymphatic
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2/17/11 Introduction to Peripheral Vascular System Peripheral Vascular System Delivers blood to all areas of the body through arteries, veins and capillaries Assessed by pulse and pressure Perfusion is essential to life
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2/17/11 Peripheral Vascular System
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2/17/11 Peripheral Vascular Problems Peripheral Arterial Disease - PAD Narrowing of arteries which reduces blood flow to the extremities Usually due to atherosclerosis or a build up of plaque in the lumen of the artery. Cardinal symptom is leg pain when walking intermittent claudication – relieved by rest and smoking cessation. Treated with diet, exercise, and antiplatelet medication
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2/17/11 Peripheral Vascular Problems Peripheral Venous Disease - PVD Obstruction of venous return of the superficial or deep veins Due to venous stasis – inactivity, obesity, diabetes, post surgery can be acute or chronic Cardinal sign is pain at rest and edema of extremities Treated with antiplatelets, anticoagulants
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2/17/11 Peripheral Vascular Disease Risk Factors Smoking – primary Diabetes Mellitus Hyperlipidemia Hypertension Age Physical Activity Diet
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2/17/11 Introduction To Lymphatic System Lymphatic System Complements the vascular system but is its own closed porous circulatory system Assessed by palpating lymph nodes Comprised of capillaries, lymph fluid, lymph nodes, spleen, thymus, tonsils, adenoids & Peyer’s patches.
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2/17/11 Lymphatic System
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