emobolism 1

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  1. define embolism
    occlusion of the pulm artery or one or more of its branches by matter carried in the venous circulation
  2. 7 types of embolus
    • blood clot - thomboembolus
    • fat
    • air
    • tumor
    • tissue fragment
    • foreign object
    • parasite
  3. blood clot that obstructs a blood vessel or cavity of the heart
    thrombus
  4. formation, development, or esistence of a blood clot or thrombus along the wall of a blood vessel
    thrombosis
  5. mass of undissolved matter present in a blood or lymphatic vessel
    embolus
  6. matter itself is called
    embolus
  7. most common acute pulm disorder in hospital patients in the united states
    embolism
  8. third leading cause of death in this country
    embolism
  9. most pulm emboli are the result of
    • blood clots that originated elsewhere
    • -thromboemboli
  10. thrombosis of a vein or oveins in the deep venous system of the upper or lower extremities
    Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  11. how many percent is clinically significant pulm emboli
    90%
  12. most common origination point for DVT
    thigh
  13. DVT is most frequently seen in upper or lower extremities
    lower
  14. 3 factors that contribute to the formation of DVT
    • damage to blood vessels
    • hypercoagulability - increased ability of blood to coagulate
    • venous stasis - stagnation of normal flow of blood
  15. increased ability of blood to coagulate
    hypercoagulability
  16. stagnation of normal flow of blood (venous blood not moving around)
    venous stasis
  17. 8 typesof venous stasis
    • local pressure
    • venous obstruction
    • immbolization following surgery or fracture
    • CHF
    • shock
    • hypovolemia
    • dehydration
    • varicose veins

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