Popliteal artery

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  • Nursing Reflection Paper

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    with touch or movement. The patient grimaced when moving her right leg. There’s visible swelling in the left knee, warm to the touch with +2 pitting edema, BLE pedal pulse present, popliteal pulse present at left leg but pulse in not palpable on the right popliteal (pulse can only be heard with Doppler at right popliteal due to swelling). Injured extremity was elevated on a pillow as patient awaited further evaluation and treatment options from physician. X-ray returned positive for right knee fracture;

  • Internal Medical Case

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    09/17/2016 to 09/23/2016 due to Ischemia of the lower extremity and high blood pressure not at goal. His blood pressure was 113/68 mmHg and his BMI was 19.26 kg/m2. She underwent vascular surgery of the lower extremity, left leg wound exploration, left popliteal tibioperoneal trunk thrombectomy with patch angioplasty and four-compartment fasciotomy on 09/18/2016. She was treated with Aspirin, Norco, Lisinopril, and Warfarin. She was instructed to eat a well-balanced diet, wound care, and smoking cessation

  • Curricular Proficiency Syndrome

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    The femoral artery (Fig 4) begins immediately behind the inguinal ligament, midway between the anterior superior spine of the ileum and the symphysis pubis, and passes down the front and medial side of the thigh. It ends at the junction of the middle with the lower third of the thigh, where it passes through an opening in the Adductor Magnus to become the popliteal artery.(Henery, 2007) The femoral sheath. In the upper third of the thigh the femoral artery is contained in the femoral triangle (Scarpa’s

  • Pulmonary Embolism: A Case Study

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    throughout the body (Porth 2004). The thrombus breaks off and travels through the blood stream, this is now called an embolus. Pulmonary embolism is when the the embolus drifts into the right side of the heart and enters the lung through the pulmonary artery (Wolters Kluwer, 2017). A blood-borne substance could mean a few different things. This could mean a thrombus (clot), an air bubble that was accidentally injected during an intravenous infusion, fat that has been mobilized from the bone marrow after

  • Peripheral Arterial Disease

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    Running Header: Peripheral Arterial Disease Peripheral Arterial Disease April 22, 2010 ME 1352 Abstract Peripheral Arterial Disease is a common secondary disease that follows Atherosclerosis. Once so much plaque builds up in the arteries, they become block the blood flow. P.A.D. usually affects the lower extremities and can cause intermittent claudication and, if severe enough, gangrene. Many people live with atherosclerosis and P.A.D. and show no symptoms. There are numerous prevention

  • Jennings Heart Attack Analysis

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    Mr. Jennings is pale, sweating, and short of breath, he complains of “heartburn”, nausea and rubs his abdomen, chest, and stretches his neck admitting that those hurt too. He wants to drive home. I would inform him that he is showing the signs of a heart attack and tell him that I am calling 911. Then if he tries to decline I would inform him that if he drove he would not only be putting his life at risk but every other man, woman, and child that he encounters on his commute home and that if I rode

  • Symptoms And Treatment Of An Infected Surgical Incision Of Fasciotomy

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    arterial disease (PAD), and femoral popliteal bypass surgery is performed to treat the blocked area of femoral artery in the leg. Postoperatively acute compartment syndrome occurred in the affected leg. Fasciotomy is used to treat muscular bleeding inside that increases pressure in the compartment. The leading cause of PAD is atherosclerosis, which gradually narrows the intima of the arterial wall (Lewis, Heitkemper & Bucher, 2014). The narrowed artery reduces perfusion to the extremities

  • The Growth Of Room 40 's Atherosclerosis

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    and ultimately resulted in the need for the AKA. The obstruction in Room 40’s leg was discovered using a diagnostic arteriogram. An arteriogram is an image of the interior of blood vessels, such as arteries, by the use of electromagnetic waves. During this procedure, a dye is injected into the artery revealing any bulges, weakness, lesions or occlusions of the blood vessel. The ability to see any evidence of a a plaque formation or obstruction within a vessel makes an arteriogram an effective method

  • Pathological Consideration Of Acute Chest Pain Essay

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    to catastrophic medical and legal results for the patient and physician separately (Boie, 2005). The first approach to assessing chest pain incorporates excluding life threatening reasons, which for the most part incorporate (1)coronary artery disease (Kettunen and Talvensaari ,2009) (2)acute aortic syndrome (AAS) (3)pulmonary embolism (PE) (4)esophageal rupture (5)tension pneumothorax and (6)pericardial tamponade (Butler and Swencki, 2006). I-Pathology of Pulmonary embolism

  • Aortic Aneurysm

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    vessel, although it can also occur in one of the cardiac chambers and it is more common in arteries rather than in veins. It is justified if the localized dilation is above 50% of the normal lumen (Attenberg, 2011). The expect diameter is based on gender, age and other factors, such as body size (Johnston, 1991). A true aneurysm is defined by a weakening of the vessel wall and involves the three layers of an artery: tunica intima, media and adventitia. The Laplace’s law is a formula that relates some