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2. Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura: Thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura is characterized by fever, a change in mental status, renal insufficiency, and microangiopathic hemolytic anemia. The mortality rate is 80%. 33 Copyright © 2008 by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Click here for terms of use. 1 Clinical Evaluation: A. Symptoms: Familial bleeding disorder, infection, which includes hemorrhagic E. coli, drug history, easy bruising, epistaxis, menorrhagia, or prolonged bleeding postsurgery. Most cases occur in individuals ranging in ages between 10 to 40 years.

1 Clinical Evaluation: A. Symptoms: Although observed in the setting of a cardiac arrest caused by severe ischemic heart disease, reversible causes are important to recognize. B. Signs: A pulse is not present, but an impulse is displayed on the cardiac monitor. C. Work-up: Ensure that a cardiac rhythm is displayed on the monitor. Order K+ , ABG STAT. 2 RX: A. ABCs, CPR, IV, O2 , and monitor. B. 01 mg/kg for the pediatric patient. C. 1 mg/kg, of epinephrine. CARDIOVASCULAR 25 D. 04 mg/kg. E. Consider HCO3 , if acidosis is suspected.

Urgency exists with a diastolic blood pressure of about 120 mm Hg or greater, without evidence of end-organ damage is exhibited. A hypertensive emergency is characterized by an acute elevation in blood pressure resulting in a end-organ damage. This condition usually involves the cardiovascular, renal, and central nervous systems. Hypertensive emergencies require ED intervention and admissions, usually with a goal of lowering diastolic pressure about 25% in the first day. Hypertensive urgencies require ED intervention, but often the patient may be safely discharged with a close follow-up.

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