Sabrina Scarborough Medical Procedures Chpt 5

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Sabrina Scarborough Medical Procedures Chpt 5

  1. 1. Medical Procedures<br />Sabrina Scarborough<br />
  2. 2. Discussion Procedures<br />Holter Monitor<br />Echocardiography<br />Doppler Ultrasound<br />Cardiac Scan<br />Thrombolytic Therapy <br />
  3. 3. Holter Monitor<br />Used to Diagnosis Heart Disease<br />Machine that Records the Hearts Rhythms<br />How Test is Performed<br />Electrodes are stuck on the chest<br />Monitor is worn around neck or wrist<br />Records the hearts electrical activity<br />Important to accurately record symptoms and activities <br />
  4. 4. Holter Monitor<br />Test Performed:<br />Usually after a heart attack <br />When starting new heart medicine<br />Detect slow heart rate<br />If patient is fainting <br />Palpitations are experienced<br />
  5. 5. Echocardiography<br />Commonly Referred as ECHO<br />Ultrasound<br />High Pitch Sound Waves are Sent thru a Conducer<br />Used to Diagnose Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) <br />
  6. 6. Echocardiography<br />Test Performed to Determine:<br />Effectiveness of heart medication<br />How heart is pumping<br />Heart valve problems<br />Size of heart<br />
  7. 7. Doppler Ultrasound<br />Noninvasive Test<br />Measures Blood Flow and Pressure<br />Bounces High Frequency Sound Waves off Red Blood Cells<br />Estimates How Fast Blood Flows by Measuring Rate of Change in Frequency<br />
  8. 8. Doppler Ultrasound<br />Test Performed to Diagnosis:<br />Blood clots<br />Defective heart valves<br />Blocked and narrowed arteries<br />Decreased blood circulation<br />Monitor treatments to veins and arteries<br />
  9. 9. Cardiac Scan<br />Measures Amount of Blood in Heart Muscle <br />Evaluated at Rest and During Exercise<br />Procedure:<br />Medication injected in vein<br />Camera takes pictures of heart<br />Two sets of pictures are taken: at rest and exercising<br />
  10. 10. Cardiac Scan<br />Test Performed to Detect:<br />Unexplained chest pain<br />Damage caused by heart attack<br />Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)<br />Treatment decisions for a (CAD) patient<br />Congenial Heart Defect<br />
  11. 11. Thrombolytic Therapy<br />“Clot Busting” Therapy<br />Used to Stop a Heart Attack<br />Purpose for Drugs:<br />Prevent heart muscle damage <br />Dissolve in heart or artery<br />Restores blood flow<br />Most effective if given one hour after symptoms begin<br />
  12. 12. Thrombolytic Therapy<br />Thrombolytic Drugs:<br />Alteplase<br />Most effective in restoring blood flow to heart<br />Tenectaplase<br />Newest drug but not proven to improve survival after heart attack<br />Reteplase<br />Best for patients beginning treatment three hours after onset of symptoms<br />

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