Maria is a sedentary, 68-year-old woman who is overweight. She complains that her hands and feet are always cold, and she tires quickly when cleaning the house. At her most recent visit to her doctor, her blood pressure was 184/98 mm Hg. She has edema around her ankles and legs, and her physician is concerned about an echocardiogram that indicates Maria has an enlarged heart.
Identify two reasons why Maria will have tissue ischemia. How might this lead to hypoxia?
This question belongs to nursing and discusses about the health condition of 68 year old woman Maria who is overweight.
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