Peripheral Vascular Disease: Inadequate Blood flow to the body

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Peripheral Vascular Disease: Inadequate Blood flow to the body by Mind Map: Peripheral Vascular Disease: Inadequate Blood flow to the body

1. Risk Factors: Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia, 50 years or older, Cigarette Smoking, Obesity, Sedentary Lifestyle

2. Influencing Factors: 50 years or older, heart disease, history of stroke, family history of peripheral artery disease

3. Primary: Quit smoking, Exercise daily for at least 15 minutes, don't wear tight socks

4. Secondary:Metroplol, Warfin, Heparin, Lovenox, Lipitor, Furosemide

5. Tertiary:Angioplasty & Bypass Grafting

6. Treatment: Antiplatelet, cholesterol lowering, & medications to control blood pressure

7. Symptoms: pain is aching and throbbing; pulses present but may be difficult to palpate through edema; skin may be reddish blue; location is on side of ankles; sores have irregular border

8. Incidence: It affects 10% Americans. Men and women are both affected equally by PVD, atherosclerosis.

9. Interrelated Concepts: Perfusion, Gas Exchange, Nutrition

10. Etiology:disease that causes restricted blood flow to the legs. It occurs when veins and arteries get narrow, has spasm, or clots

11. Diagnostic Parameters: CT Scan, Doppler, Ankle Brachial Index,Exercise Tolerance Testing, Duplex Ultrasonography