Card Set Information
Constriction or narrowing of a passage or opening such as heart valves.
Increased size of the heart from thickening of the heart wall.
Pacemaker cells decrease as well.
Irregular myocardial contractions from electrical disturbances in the heart.
Loos of vascular wall elasticity from thickening and hardening.
Diseases that compromises the sight
Cataracts-clouding lenses of the eye
Glaucoma-increased intraocular pressure damages the optic nerve
Any disease of the nerves.
involves weakness, numbness, tingling, or other neuropathic symptoms in the extremities.
Loss of bone minerals that results in brittle bones.
Abnormal curvature of the spine with convexity backwards.
Silent Heart Attack
A myocardial infarcation that does not cause chest pain.
Congestive Heart Failure(CHF)
Disease in which the heart cannot pump blood efficiently.
Fluid in the lungs.
Blockage of the arteries in the lungs.
Infection of the lungs, usually from a bacterium or virus.
Lung inflammation from aspiration of vomitus or foreign matter.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease(COPD)
Pulmonary disease such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis.
A sudden disruption in blood flow to the brain that results in brain cell damage.
The amount of pressure within the skull.
Transient Ischemic Attack(TIA)
Strokelike symptoms that disappear within 24hrs.
A sudden temporary Alteration in the mental status caused by massive electrical discharge in a group if nerve cells in the brain.
Brief unresponsiveness from the lack of blood flow to the brain; fainting.
Adverse or toxic reaction to a drug or drugs.
Chronic malfunctioning of normal cerebral processes.
Irreversible, can be severely worsened by infection, medication change, trauma.
Sudden onset of illusions, disjointed thoughts, incoherent speech, and increased or decreased psychomotor activity.
Disease characterized by cerebral function loss.
Stereotyping or discrimination against old people.