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Terms in this set (10)
What is cardiac output?
The total amountof blood ejected by one ofthe ventricles in liter per minute
How much blood is pumped out by ventricles?
What is cardiac cycle?
The beginning of one heart beat to the next
What is arteriosclerosis?
Stiff vessel wall = large and mid size arteries
What are arteriolosclerosis?
Stiff vessel wall = small and arterioles
What is atherosclerosis?
Narrowing of the vessels and losing its complicance
What causes are atherosclerosis?
Endothelial layer/ wall irritants
What are modifiable risks?
Hyperlipidema, sendarty lifestyle, weight, diet, stress, DM, HTN, alcohol, substance abuse
What are non-modifiable risk factors?
Gender, age, sex, and genetics
What is the nurse primary role in cardiovascular care?
Risk factor identification, patient education on labs, medication, diagnostic procedure, symptom management
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