9. Cardiovascular
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Heart assessment:
Abnormal findings:
Chest pain Dyspnea Orthopnea Cough Fatigue Cyanosis or pallor Edema Nocturia Past cardiac history Family cardiac history Personal habits (risk factors)
General appearance (skin color, temperature, turgor and texture) Chest (location of apical impulse) Precordium (apical impulse) Sternoclavicular, aortic, pulmonic, tricuspid and epigastric areas (abnormal pulsations) Chest wall (cardiac borders) Heart sounds (murmurs, pericardial friction rub)
General appearance, skin, fingernails and toenails Carotid artery and jugular vein pulsations Skin temperature, texture and turgor Capillary refill time Arterial pulses, hums or bruits
Vascular assessment:
Chest pain Palpitations Fatigue Thrill Heave Murmur Bruit
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9. Cardiovascular
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Chest pain Dyspnea Orthopnea Cough Fatigue Cyanosis or pallor Edema Nocturia Past cardiac history Family cardiac history Personal habits (risk factors)
Heart assessment:
Abnormal findings:
General appearance (skin color, temperature, turgor and texture) Chest (location of apical impulse) Precordium (apical impulse) Sternoclavicular, aortic, pulmonic, tricuspid and epigastric areas (abnormal pulsations) Chest wall (cardiac borders) Heart sounds (murmurs, pericardial friction rub)
General appearance, skin, fingernails and toenails Carotid artery and jugular vein pulsations Skin temperature, texture and turgor Capillary refill time Arterial pulses, hums or bruits
Vascular assessment:
Chest pain Palpitations Fatigue Thrill Heave Murmur Bruit
9. Cardiovascular
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Obtain health history:
Chest pain Dyspnea Orthopnea Cough Fatigue Cyanosis or pallor Edema Nocturia Past cardiac history Family cardiac history Personal habits (risk factors)
Heart assessment:
Abnormal findings:
General appearance (skin color, temperature, turgor and texture) Chest (location of apical impulse) Precordium (apical impulse) Sternoclavicular, aortic, pulmonic, tricuspid and epigastric areas (abnormal pulsations) Chest wall (cardiac borders) Heart sounds (murmurs, pericardial friction rub)
General appearance, skin, fingernails and toenails Carotid artery and jugular vein pulsations Skin temperature, texture and turgor Capillary refill time Arterial pulses, hums or bruits
Vascular assessment:
Chest pain Palpitations Fatigue Thrill Heave Murmur Bruit
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