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Atherosclerosis is a chronic, long-term process in which the walls of the arteries become hardened and abnormally narrowed by atherosclerotic plaques. Hardening of the arteries and the development of atherosclerotic plaques compromise the vascular system. Atherosclerosis develops due to fat and cholesterol accumulation, inflammation, and calcification. Preventative measures that stop or slow atherosclerosis is considered the best approach to good vascular health.
- Identify risk factors for atherosclerosis, deep vein thrombosis, and hypertension.
- Identify common complications of these conditions.
- Identify how these conditions are prevented and treated.
- Describe how to care for a patient with a vascular disorder.
- The Heart and Atherosclerosis
- The Brain and Atherosclerosis
- Peripheral Circulation and Atherosclerosis
- Treatment of Atherosclerosis
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Signs, Symptoms, and Diagnosis of DVT
- Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Lifestyle Modifications
- Antihypertensive Therapy
- Case Study - Hypertension