Disorders of Blood Flow in the Systemic Circulation

Hospitalization treatments

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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 35 The Seven “p”s of Acute Arterial Embolism The “p”s • • • • • • • Pistolshot (acute onset) Pallor (paleness) Polar (cold) Pulselessness Pain Parethesia­ over­sensation Paralysis 36 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? Hospitalization Treatments: Thromboaspiration (clot aspiration) Embolectomy (clot removal through a balloon catheter or through open surgery) Blood vessel bypass 38 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 39 Types of Types Aneurysms 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 Types Aneurysms Aneurysms Fusif...
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