This is a portion of blood volume occupied by RBCs. It can identify abnormal states of hydration, polycythemia and anemia.
Weakness, chills, dyspnea
What does low hematocrit result in?
Risk of thrombus
What does high hematocrit result in?
This is the iron containing, oxygen carrying part of RBCs. It identifies blood loss, anemia, and bone marrow supression.
Anemia or recent hemorrhage
Low hemoglobin may indicate what
Polycythemia or dehydration
High hemoglobin may indicate what
Prothrombin time and partial thromboplastin time
This is used to monitor oral anticoagulant therapy or to screen for selected bleeding disorders. It assesses how long it takes for blood to clot. Both of these test are usually done at the same time.
Complete Blood Count
This will test the # of RBCs, WBCs, hemoglobin, hematocrit, size of RBCs
This is when coronary arteries are injected with contrast dye. It evaluates narrowing or occlusions of arteries.
This is when surface electrodes record electrical activity of the heart. It assesses cardiac rhythm, diagnose location, extent, and acuteness of myocardial ischemia and infarction.
This records the hearts rhythm for 24-48 hours. Assesses rhythm, efficacy of meds, pacemaker function, correlate symptoms with activity
Exercise stress test
This uses ECG and BP recordings. It determines response to increased workload with steps, treadmills, etc. It assesses exercise capacity, cardiac dysrhythmias, and facts about coronary artery disease.
This is when a catheter is inserted into the femoral artery and a balloon is inflated to clear plaque
This is when blood vessels are grafted to bypass obstruction.
This provides continuous monitoring of heart patients. This allows medical personnel to respond to any change in a patients condition.
How do you get your max heart rate
max HR x percentage
How do you get target heart rate
amount of O2 consumed per kilogram of body weight per minute to perform an activity
What is a MET
Borgs Rate of Perceived Exertion
This measures physical activity intensity level. It is a subjective measurement. Between level 12-14 is moderate intensity.
It would be easier if you looked at it yourself
Cardiac Artery Bypass Graft
What does CABG stand for
This tests how many blood cells are in the blood. It is important for coagulation, hemeostasis
bone marrow failure, radiation, collagen vascular disease, disease of the liver or spleen
What can a low WBC count indicate
anemia, infectious disease, inflammatory disease, leukemia
What can a high WBC count indicate