pathological changes of aging

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1 Pathological Changes of Aging
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2 Hypertension in the Geriatric Client Systolic BP >140/Diastolic BP>90 (on 2 separate occasions) (less than 130/80 for persons with diabetes) Lifestyle Modifications Medications
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3 Congestive Heart Failure in the Geriatric Client Lung Sounds May be Clear Pedal Edema May be due to Another Cause Weight Gain SOB/DOE Confusion Early Diuretic Treatment Essential
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4 Myocardial Infarction Silent MI Common Symptoms Ignored Mental Status Changes Consider Spasm vs. Vascular Insufficiency Early Treatment with Vasodilators/Antispasmotics
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5 Stroke Sudden numbness of the face arm or leg, especially on one side of the body. Confusion Visual changes Gait disturbance Headache
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7 Post-stroke recovery Nursing home Peaks 3-6 months post-stroke, more improvements possible long term? Medical management with anti-coagulants
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Pneumonia Lung Sounds may be Clear
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course NS 27O taught by Professor Kris during the Spring '08 term at Fairfield.

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