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Vascular System

Vascular System

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Care of Clients With
Peripheral-Vascular Disorders
Earl Francis R. Sumile, RN
Instructor, College of Nursing
University of Santo Tomas
Care of Clients With Peripheral-Vascular
Disorders
\ue000Arteries or Arterioles \u2013 thick walled vessels that
transport 02 and blood via the aorta away from the heart
to the tissues; blood under higher pressure
\ue000Capillaries \u2013 principal functional unit of cardio vascular
system; minute semi-permeable membranes that
connect arterioles to smallest veins or venules
\ue000Veins or Venules \u2013 thin walled vessels that transport

deoxygenated blood from the capillaries back to the right heart; blood is under much lower pressure;has valves to maintain flow in one direction

Risk factors for Peripheral Vascular
Disease
\ue000Modifiable

\ue001Cigarette smoking
\ue001Hypertension, DM, obesity, no exercise
\ue001Hyperlipidemia

\ue000Unmodifiable

\ue001Age
\ue001Sex
\ue001Family History

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