Certain medications can help treating PAD. Anti-platelet agents and statins may be prescribed. Anti-platelet agents make the blood platelets less likely to stick to one another and form blood clots; a low dose aspirin regimen is usually prescribed. Aspirin also helps prevent strokes and heart attacks in individuals diagnosed with PAD. Statin medications will also help prevent the risk of strokes and heart attacks. Statins will decrease plaque buildup in the arteries and improve the painful symptoms. In more severe cases, angioplasty may be the only solution to the problem. Angioplasty is non-surgical and can widen narrowed or blocked arteries. The procedure is done by inserting a catheter into the groin area and moved to the area of narrowing, and then a small balloon is inflated to open the artery.
Hi, my name is LeAna. I am a student at Midlands Technical College hoping to someday be a professional in the field of cardiovascular technology. Because of my interest in cardiac imaging, I have decided to do some research on the Society of Invasive Cardiovascular Professionals, SICP. This professional organization works provide professionals in the cardiovascular health care field with educational opportunities for invasive specialist, high quality care for patients, and support for invasive cardiovascular leaders. Someday in the near future, I will be one of the healthcare professionals in the cardiovascular field. In this essay, I will discuss SICP’s purpose, design, interactivity, and its influence.
The blood vessel that Dr. Eltahawy was concerned about was thin and looked as though it would collapse in on itself. First, Dr. Eltahawy tried a balloon catheter. At the top of the catheter was a small balloon that could inflate to maintain a shape or structure of a blood vessel. However, because the blood vessel was so thin, the balloon catheter was not very effective. Instead, Dr. Eltahawy installed a stent. A stent is a wire mesh tube. It is placed in a blood vessel permanently to maintain the shape of the vessel and to allow for the free flow of blood. Throughout this entire independent study, I realize that shadowing in the medical field is less about learning about medicine and more about discovering about whether becoming a doctor is the right step. This independent study has been a step in the right
To expose the heart, you have to gently pull apart the wall of the chest along the incision (made earlier) and pin down the two flaps. Finally, pull away any of the pleural membrane that has not been pulled away with the body wall.
Invasive Cardiovascular Technicians are an integral part of the healthcare setting. The discipline takes many years of learning and dedication to do well. It also requires individuals who are competent, skillful, knowledgeable, and open to saving the lives of others. Invasive Cardiovascular Technicians are knowledgeable in anatomy, physiology, pathology, cardiovascular pharmacology, basic and advanced electrocardiography and electrophysiology, physics, hemodynamics, and radiology (). They are also skilled in IV administration, diagnostic cardiac catheterizations, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, angioplasty, stents, and vital sign monitoring (). The purpose of a Cardiovascular Technicians is to assist the cardiologist with data formation and collection and to aid in interventional and diagnostic procedures. Cardiovascular Technicians are trained and responsible to treat patients who go into cardiac arrest or who experience other complications. And under a physician, an invasive cardiovascular technician is also responsible for administering cardiovascular medications to patients.
(Mayo Clinic, 2013) Some surgical procedures used to treat CAD are angioplasty and coronary artery bypass surgery. (Mayo Clinic, 2013) The angioplasty surgery is when your doctor inserts a catheter to the blockage in the artery and threads the wire through the narrowed arteries. (Opening blocked coronary arteries: New questions about the old answer, nd., p.2) Once the balloon is in place, at the sight of the blockage, the balloon inflates which causes the plaque to crack and the artery to become free from blockage. (Opening blocked coronary arteries: New questions about the old answer, nd., p.2) The other surgical opinion for CAD is coronary artery bypass surgery is a procedure done by a doctor using a graft. (Mayo Clinic, 2013) The doctor will construct a graft to direct the blood flow around the blockage using existing blood vessels in the body. (Mayo Clinic, 2013) Due to the fact that this procedure requires open heart surgery, it is usually used for patients with several partial or full blockages. (Mayo Clinic, 2013)
The steps to do a central line are as follows: Set up materials needed for the procedure, check the patients charts, lay them down with a roll under their back to expose the chest. Swab the chest with antiseptic, inject the anesthetic lidocaine, then use a syringe and puncture a hole near the clavicle. Next use the guidewire to find your way through the veins to the heart, and using that follow it in with the central line. The last step is suture it in place and clean up. (12)
This was a retrospective, descriptive, and correlational study. Data from the records of patients who had undergone a heart catheterization or PCI over the span of two years was retrieved from the Clinical Automated Office Solutions database. (Dumont, Keeling, Bourguignon,
Usually, accessing vascular structures is done through a needle to puncture the vessel percutaneously, followed by a wire introduced through the needle to secure the vascular access. The needle is then removed and a sheath is advanced over the wire. Vascular sheaths are hollow structures with a built in diaphragm to prevent bleeding. Catheters are then placed into and out of the sheath with a minimal loss of blood.11
This past Friday in the cardiac catheterization lab I began my day with continuing the work that I was previously assigned to do last week where I collected the data of patient's Cardiothoracic surgery. I continued to familiarize myself with the different types of Cardiothoracic surgery procedures, however, the specific reports I was working with, they are called TAVR report (Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement). I later learned and was explained to, the TAVR multiple procedures and its causes, which is aortic stenosis. As for the procedures, a valve needs to be placed in the heart and each procedure delivers it a different way. The three ways the valve can be placed in the heart is through the heart's femoral artery (the transfemoral approach),
1. Angioplasty: Kereiakes and Wetherill write that “angioplasty is a procedure in which a heart doctor inserts a balloon catheter over a thin wire across an artery. The balloon is inflated and compresses the plaque to clear the arteries of any blockage.”(p. 106-107).
The goal of medical management is to minimized myocardial damage, preserve myocardial function, and prevent complications. These goals are achieved by reperfusing the area by emergency use of Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty (PTCA) or thrombolytic medication. Minimizing myocardial damage is also accomplished by reducing myocardial oxygen demand and increasing oxygen supply with medications, oxygen administration, and bed rest.
As the lady had a pre-existing heart condition an echocardiogram was performed. An echocardiogram is a non-invasive ultrasound test that shows an image of the inside of the heart (Klein et al 2011). Routine pre anaesthetic assessment and a physical examination were carried out prior to ECT to ensure the treatment was still viable. Informed consent was also obtained.
Cardiac catheterization a long flexible thin tube place in blood vessel in arm, groin, or neck looks in coronary arteries. Dye can be added to see how well the heart is pumping.