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1

True or false? An aneurysm is a dilation formed at a wek point on the wall of an artery.

True

2

What are the symptoms of aneurysms inside the body

Most aneuryms inside the body have no symptoms

3

What sound would be heard on auscultation?

A blowing bruit

4

What are some of the risk factors?

Arteriosclerosis, infection (syphilis), smoking , HTN

5

What is the treatment for an aneurysm?

Surgery- depends on size
Strict blood pressure
control with medications

6

What are the signs of ruptured aneurysm?

Sever pain, N/V, tachycardia, decreased LOC, hypotension

7

List important NCLEX teaching points.

Avoid straining, lifting, or exerting, take medications on schedule, report sever back/ flank pain

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