What is a focused cardiovascular assessment?
A thorough cardiovascular assessment will help to identify significant factors that can influence cardiovascular health such as high blood cholesterol, cigarette use, diabetes, or hypertension (CDC, 2011). Therefore, a cardiovascular exam should be a part of every abbreviated and complete assessment.
What are the components of a focused cardiovascular assessment?
Examination includes the following:
- Vital sign measurement.
- Pulse palpation and auscultation.
- Vein observation.
- Chest inspection, and palpation.
- Cardiac percussion, palpation, and auscultation.
- Lung examination, including percussion, palpation, and auscultation.
- Extremity and abdomen examination.
How is a cardiovascular assessment carried out?
Assess the character (e.g. slow-rising, thready) and volume of the pulse.
- Palpate the radial pulse.
- Assess for radio-radial delay.
- Palpate the brachial pulse.
- Assess for a collapsing pulse.
- Auscultate the carotid artery.
- Palpate the carotid pulse.
What are the components of cardiovascular system assessment?
The assessment of the cardiovascular system will include examinations of the peripheral vascular system by assessing the color, temperature, edema, capillary refills, and peripheral pulses and examinations of the heart by inspecting, palpating and auscultating the landmarks of the heart. II. Anatomy and Physiology
What is a cardiovascular assessment and why is it important?
• A thorough cardiovascular assessment will help to identify significant factors that can influence cardiovascular health such as high blood cholesterol, cigarette use, diabetes, or hypertension. 3.
Which blood tests are related to the cardiovascular system?
Some blood tests related to the cardiovascular system are seen frequently, for example, cholesterol tests which measure the levels of fat and cholesterol in the bloodstream. When serum cholesterol are high, the patient will be at risk for cardiovascular problems.