Card Set Information
Clark State Medic RN
Peripheral Vascular Disease
Hardening of the arteries is called_______?
Accumulation of plaque in the arteries is called_____?
T or F? Stenosis is defined as the narrowing or consrticing of a vessel.
Anastomosis is the ______ of two vessels.
a procedure that uses a balloon tiped catheter to dialate an area of stenosis is called_______?
Thickening of muscle walls and endothelial lining in atreries is also called_______?
T or F? Atherscleosis is an
where accumulation of lipids, calcium, carbs, blood components and fibrous tissue end up in the intima layer of the artery.
Name of the sound produced by turbulent blood flow through a diseased vessel.
What is a separation of weakened elastic and fibrous tissue in the medial layer of an artery?
A cramp like pain in the extremities that is produced by the same degree of exercise and relieved by rest is called_______?
What is rest pain?
An indicator of severe arterial insufficiency when the client is in persistent pain while at rest (feet and fingers)
A reddish-blue discoloration in the extremities caused by severe peripheral artery damage is called_____?
What are the three layers of an artery?
Arteries are the _____pressure system and _______ are the low pressure system.
What is the neurotransmitter responsible for sympathetic vasoconstriction?
Left sided heart failure causes back up in the ____.
Right sided heart failure causes back up in the ______.
systemic venous circulation (body/extremities)
T or F
In arterial insufficiency the peripheral pulses will be dimished or absent.
Pulses will be present (although difficult to find with edema) in _______insufficiency.
Intermittent claudication, Dependent rubor, Cold pale extremity, diminshed or absent pulses and reddish blue discoloration with dependency are indicative of _____?
Paresthesia, ulcers of the lower legs and ankles, muscle fatigue and cramping, are indicative of ________?