NURS 3120 Chapter Notes - Chapter 12: Peripheral Vascular System, Congenital Heart Defect, Chest Pain
Perfusion: mechanisms that facilitate and impair perfusion of oxygenated blood throughout the body. Heart and great vessels: heart is a pump. Lower part: apex: pericardium and cardiac muscle. Endocardium: blood flow through the heart: the cardiac cycle. Ventricles are relaxed and fill with blood from atria. Heart is stimulated by an electric impulse that originates in sa node av. Peripheral vascular system node bundles purkinje fibers: arteries, capillaries, veins. Lymph system: collaborates with peripheral vascular system to remove blood from interstitial spaces. General health history: present health status. Congenital heart disease or defects as a child. What fixes or worsens the pain: shortness of breath. Does it interfere with your daily activities. What helps you breathe more easily: cough. What positions help and worsen: urinating through the night. Unusual feelings in feet, hands, muscle weakness, or trouble thinking: fainting. Is it associated with your period: leg cramps or pain.