She should be assessed for other symptoms that may indicate an underlying

She should be assessed for other symptoms that may

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to rule out myocardial ischemia. She should be assessed for other symptoms that may indicate an underlying problem. With no other symptoms, it can be assumed that the dysrhythmia is benign since it is so common in children. Tina’s 68-year-old paternal aunt struggles with controlling her hypertension and high cholesterol. What concerns might you have concerning all body systems, and how would this change your assessment? What teaching points would you review with Tina’s paternal aunt? Student Response: I'm concerned about her heart -- MI. She could throw clots. I don't wat her to have a DVT which could lead to PE or CVA. I want her to focus on diet and medication therapy at this point as well as weight control if necessary. Model Note: High cholesterol leads to atherosclerosis which worsens hypertension and increases the risk of cerebrovascular disease and thrombosis. High triglycerides leads to pancreatitis. Hypertension has detrimental effects on all body systems. Hypertension puts a person at risk for cardiovascular and peripheral vascular disorders, renal failure, stroke, dementia, vision loss, sleep apnea, bone loss, and sexual dysfunction. During the assessment, special attention should be directed to visual acuity, retinal health, and perfusion to extremities. The patient should be asked about sleep disturbances, morning headaches, and daytime fatigue to rule out sleep apnea. The provider should also ask about chest pain, forgetfulness, exercise habits and Overview Transcript Subjective Data Collection Objective Data Collection Education & Empathy Documentation Lifespan Review Questions Self-Reflection
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10/17/2017 Cardiovascular | Completed | Shadow Health 2/2 sexual health. The provider needs to stress the importance of healthy eating, exercising regularly, and complying to treatment plans to avoid life-threatening consequences of hypertension. Comments If your instructor provides individual feedback on this assignment, it will appear here. © Shadow Health 2017 ®
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