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How to protect a patient with aortic aneurysm.
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PMID:  17273079     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Learn how to recognize and respond to the danger signs and act immediately to help save his life. Trouble is looming when the largest artery in the body develops a bulge. According to the Society for Vascular Surgery, each year approximately 200,000 people in the United States are diagnosed with aortic aneurysm - a bulge or ballooning in the artery that leads from the heart. About 15,000 of these aneurysms are severe enough to rupture, creating an urgent situation with a high risk of death. Read on to learn how to protect a patient with a suspected or known aortic aneurysm.
Gail Hood Irwin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nursing     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0360-4039     ISO Abbreviation:  Nursing     Publication Date:  2007 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-02     Completed Date:  2007-03-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7600137     Medline TA:  Nursing     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  36-42; quiz 42-3     Citation Subset:  N    
Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aneurysm, Dissecting / etiology,  prevention & control
Aortic Aneurysm / complications,  diagnosis,  epidemiology,  therapy*
Aortic Rupture / diagnosis,  etiology,  prevention & control
Echocardiography, Transesophageal
Monitoring, Physiologic
Nurse's Role*
Nursing Assessment
Perioperative Care / methods,  nursing
Risk Factors
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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