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Chapter 22Assessing Peripheral Vascular SystemArteries•Carry oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood from the heartto the capillaries•The arterial network is a high-pressure system. Blood is propelled under pressure from the left ventricle of the heart.•Major arteries of arm: brachial, radial, ulnar•Major arteries of the leg: femoral, popliteal, dorsalis pedis, posterior tibialQuestion: Arteries carry deoxygenated, nutrient-depleted, waste-laden blood from the tissues back to the heart.——False.Veins carry deoxygenated, nutrient-depleted, waste-laden blood from the tissues back to the heart. Arteriescarry oxygenated, nutrient-rich blood from the heart to thecapillaries.Veins•Carry deoxygenated, nutrient-depleted, waste-laden blood from the tissues back to the heart•Low -pressure system — no force propelling blood flow•Three types of veins: deep veins, superficial veins, and perforator veins•Femoral, popliteal, saphenous veins•Deep, superficial, and perforator veins all contain one-way valves.Lymphatic System•Lymphatic capillaries, lymphatic vessels, lymph nodes•Capillaries and fluid exchange
•Small blood vessels•Form the connection between the arterioles and venules•Allow the circulatory system to maintain vital equilibriumDeep Vein Thrombosis: Risk Factors•Reduced mobility•Dehydration•Increased viscosity of the blood•Venous stasisRisk Factors for Lower Extremity (Peripheral artery disease)PAD•