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Flashcards in Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Deck (9)
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1

PAD is an occlusive disease of the ____ _____

Lower extremities

2

Does the damage to surrounding tissue occur above arterial occlusion?

Below

3

Would you feel a pulse in a leg with PAD

No, it would be absent

4

What would the leg look like?

Hairless, cool, pale, thick toenails

5

What is intermittent claudication?

Muscle pain from decreased blood supply' pain comes and goes

6

Teach client not to?

Smoke, wear tight clothes, apply direct heat to legs

7

Teach client to?

Exercise,inspect skin daily, take prescribed meds

8

What procedures improve PAD?

Bypass surgery, angioplasty

9

What does a leg with a venous occlusion look like?

Brown/purple discoloration, edema, weeping fluid

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