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Unformatted text preview: ingers progressing down fingers, – History of vasospasm, doppler study, immersion of hands in cold water may elicit symptoms Treatmentvasodilator drugs – calcium channel blockers
35 The Seven “p”s of Acute Arterial Embolism
• Pistolshot (acute onset)
36 Arterial Embolism – Diagnosis Duplex doppler, Arteriography (picture of artery that uses dyes to see where the clot is) Echocardiogram like using echolocation to see where the block is) 37
37 Arterial Embolism – What now?
Treatments: Thromboaspiration (clot aspiration)
Embolectomy (clot removal through a balloon catheter or through open surgery)
Blood vessel bypass
38 Arterial Embolism – What now?
Medications Thrombolytics (such as Streptokinase) Anticoagulants (such as Warfarin or Heparin) Antiplatelet medications (such as Aspirin, Plavix) Pain medication (morphine)
39 Types of
Aneurysms Berry Aneurysm – Most often found in the circle of Willis in the brain circulation
– Consists of a small, spherical vessel dilation 40
40 Types of
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