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Cardiac Disorders 2010

Cardiac Disorders 2010

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power point about cardiac diseases and disorders, includes assessment findings and nursing interventions. Very helpful.
power point about cardiac diseases and disorders, includes assessment findings and nursing interventions. Very helpful.

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CARDIAC DISORDERSCARDIAC DISORDERS
 
CORONARY ARTERY DISEASECORONARY ARTERY DISEASE(CAD)(CAD)
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DESCRIPTION
A narrowing or obstruction of one or morecoronary arteries due to atherosclerosis, anaccumulation of lipid-containing plaque in thearteriesCauses decreased perfusion of myocardialtissue and inadequate myocardial oxygensupplyLeads to hypertension, angina, dysrhythmias,myocardial infarction, heart failure, and death
 
CORONARY ARTERY DISEASECORONARY ARTERY DISEASE(CAD)(CAD)
y
DESCRIPTION
Collateral circulation, more than one arterysupplying a muscle with blood, is normallypresent in the coronary arteries, especially inolder personsThe development of collateral circulation takestime and develops when chronic ischemiaoccurs to meet the metabolic demands;therefore, an occlusion of a coronary artery ina younger individual is more likely to be lethalthan in an older individual

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