Disorders of Blood Flow in the Systemic Circulation

Brainattack uncontrolled diabetes leads to pvd which

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Unformatted text preview: the patients What Narrowing of the vessel – ischemia Sudden vessel obstruction – plaque hemorrhage or rupture Thrombosis and formation of emboli – from damage to the vessel endothelium Aneurysm formation – weakening of the vessel wall 25 25 Is bl to Major Complications of Atherosclerosis Ischemic heart disease – Myocardial Infarction – Heart attack An infarction is the dying of a tissue. – “Brain attack” Uncontrolled diabetes leads to PVD which is why diabetics sometimes lose toes. Stroke Peripheral vascular Disease (PVD) 26 26 Arterial Disease of the Extremities Arterial Acute arterial occlusion Signs and symptoms: – pulses – cap refill – palor Testing: doppler study / MRI 28 28 Arterial Disease of the Extremities Arterial Acute arterial occlusion Treatments – Embolectomy Heparin is an anticoagulant whi prevents the coag cascade. – Give thrombolytic therapy­ streptokinase or tissue plasminogen activator (TPA) to dissolve clot – Give Heparin to prevent embolus 29 29 Slow progression of original thrombus. Atherosclerotic Occlusive Disease Causes peripheral vascular disease (PVD) Co...
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