Name three out of 4 antiplatlet agents mentioned in our notes.
What drug is used to decrease the viscosity of the blood - thereby increasing blood flow?
Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty
Laser Thermal Angiography
Name the 4 different radiologic interventions associated with PVD.
Bypass graft surgery
Amputation (last resort)
Name the 3 different open surgical procedures associated with PVD
What are the three different types of Aneurisms listed in our notes.
Back pain, Chest pain
Where might someone experience pain if they have a aneurysm in the thoracic region? (2 areas)
Where might someone experience pain if they have a aneurysm in the Abdomen region? (3 areas)
Pulsation in upper abdomen, bruit on auscultation
In abdominal aneurysm, what might you see and hear on the pt.
SOB, Dyspnea, Cough, Hoarseness, and difficulty swalling are all signs of a aneurism in what location?
Thromboangiitis Obliterans is also known as what?
Arteriospastic disease is also known as what?
Name 4 out of 8 things/conditions that can contribute to decreased venous return
Inflammatory, painful itching disease of the skin, acute or chronic in nature, presenting many forms of dry or moist lesions.
The key to local wound care is to decrease venous stasis and edema by what?
(T or F) To treat superficial thrombophlebitis the nurse would want to elevate the area, use a warm compress, and provided anti-inflammatory agents to the patient.
Damage to the vessels walls
Virchows triad is composed of what 3 things?
Dialted Superficial Veins
What are some signs and symptoms of Virchows Triad? (4 out of 5)
the prevention of disease; preventative treatment
Low molecular weight heparin
Fragmin (dalteprin) is what type of drug?
How long would a patient receive Coumadin following a DVT?
Cramping, burning , Muscle discomfort, and pain are all signs of what?
An area supplied with blood from more than one artery so that circulation can be maintained if one vessel is obstructed.
Moderate ( 0.4 - 0.8)
If a patient has a ABI of .45 what rating is this?