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CH35CardiacDisO2

MOD IV CH 35 age related changes

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true or flase: It is easy to seperate normal age-related chagnes in the heart and vessels from changes caused by disease false: not easy
what is the difference in characteristics between normal age related changes of the heart vs. disease changes normal age related = changes progress slowly disease = changes are mostly sudden
T or F: CHANGES IN HEART MUSCLE - increased density of connective tissue and decreased elasticity true: heat muscle changes include increased density of tissue and not as stretchable
What age related change results in less ability for the heart to adapt to changes in circulating blood volume decline in cardiac contractility
Age related changes; what causes a murmur imporper closure of vavlves due to valves thickening and stiffening
T or F: number of SA nodes increase to help the elderly pump more effeciently False: SA nodes decrease
T or F: Aging hearts take longer to respond to stress and responds more dramatically. False: It is true it takes longer to respond but reponds LESS dramatically to stress; not more
After stress or exercise, the heart takes longer, quicker, or no changes in returning to a normal state. longer
T or F: dysrhythmias are common for all ages False: more common in the elderly
What can a person do to help decrease atrial stiffening and improve functions of the LA in older individuals? long-term conditioning w/ an exercise program; make it part of regular routine
T or false: Pulse pressure and systolic BP decrease in the elderly False: atrial stiffening can cause hypertnetion increasing pressure.
why is an older person more prone to venous stasis veins stretch and dilate = impaired venous return
Cardiovascular adpats slower to changes in position: what can you tell the elderly to avoid during bathing. avoid hot showers and bathes
Created by: Jgar2007