Disorders of Blood Flow in the Systemic Circulation

31 31 atherosclerotic occlusive disease

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: mmon in men 60­70’s Often diabetic Cigarette smoker 30 30 Atherosclerotic Occlusive Disease Signs and symptoms: – Intermittent Claudication (gradual, may lead to …) – Aching, numbness, – Atrophic skin changes leading to skin necrosis, – Dependent rubor Intermittent claudication happens only when the demand increases, but when they calm down it stabilizes Dependent means that everything that is hanging down is harder pressed to get back up to the heart. 31 31 Atherosclerotic Occlusive Disease Diagnosis/Treatment – Doppler study diagnostic exam – decrease CV risks – manage HTN, Cholesterol – may give antiplatelet agents: aspirin, Plavix 32 32 Arterial Disease of the Extremities Thromboangitis obliterans – Buerger’s Disease – Inflammatory vasculitis causes thrombus formation Men ­25­40 years old, smokers Pain in extremities, palor, diminished pulses, may lead to tissue ulceration and gangrenous changes­ amputation 33 33 Raynaud’s Disease Raynaud’s disease and phenomenon­ caused by intense vasospasm of the arteries and arteroles in the fingers and toes, healthy young women, Cause unknown (Idopathic) 34 34 Raynaud’s Disease Signs/Symptoms – Pallor, – cold in tips of f...
View Full Document

This document was uploaded on 03/05/2014 for the course NURS 115 at Liberty University Duplicate.

Ask a homework question - tutors are online