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TIME MANAGEMENT: Cardiac System

THE CARDIAC SYSTEM

Study Time: Approximately (2 hours total)

♣ Understanding the Cardiac System  (5 mins.)
♠ Understand the diff. types of diseases (5 mins.)

Main Cardiac Diseases

♦ HYPERTENSION  (10 mins.)
♦ CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE (5 mins.)
♦ ANGINA PECTORIS (10 mins.)
♦ PERICARDITIS (5 mins.)
♦ MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (5 mins.)
♦ HEART FAILURE (10 mins.)
♦ CARDIOMYOPATHY (10 mins.)
♦ PULMONARY EDEMA (5 mins.)
♠ DYSRHYTMMIAS (15 mins.)

◊ Re-review Cardiac Diseases  (30 mins)

As we all know, the Cardiac System is one of the most vital system in the body. It is important to study the Cardiac System for the NCLEX.

Quick Overview of the Heart:

The Cardiac Muscle (composed)

  • myocardium
  • endocardium
  • pericardium.

 

HYPERTENSION

CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE

 

ANGINA PECTORIS

PERICARDITIS

MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION

HEART FAILURE

CARDIOMYOPATHY

PULMONARY EDEMA

More NCLEX 26 NOTES for Cardiac

Hypertension: largest cause of PVD.

Earliest sign of PVD: INTERMEDIATE CLAUDICATION.

After a contrast anteriography

  • always check the catheter insertion site for any hematoma.

What to do with Raynauds Disease: Avoid temperature changes.

Priority for a patient diagnosed with MI: Impaired Gas Exchange.

Primary Effect of Nitroglycerin:

  • Peripheral vasodilation- reduces myocardial oxygen consumption.
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