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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

bulge, creating an aneurysm (Figure 1); this usually occurs in a weak part of the artery. Aneurysm is derived from the Greek term "aneurysma", which means dilation. An abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is a widening in one part of the abdominal aorta. This paper will cover how an aneurysm is developed and diagnosed, different types of aneurysms, clinical values, stages of aneurysms, what the risk factors are, who is at risk, treatment options, cost, and what will happen if an aneurysm erupts. A normal...

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Abdominal Aortic Aneursyms

Aneurysms were first described by the 16th century anatomist and physician Vesalius, who believed they were simply a widening of the vessel (Collin et al 2009). An abdominal aneurysm (AAA) is a condition in which the abdominal aorta (a large blood vessel that supplies blood to the abdominal, pelvis and the lower limbs) becomes large and ballooning leading to the development of several symptoms. The condition more often occurs in males compared to females. It occurs more frequently in above the age...

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Personal Narrative: My Experience With Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

I would ever have to conquer through. I was diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm. It all started when my parents had taken me to a dentist appointment. While we were at the dentist appointment, we had discovered through x-rays, my orthodontist told me that I needed surgery. My family was very confused on why I would need to go get surgery but they still took me. When my parents had discovered I have an abdominal aortic aneurysm, I had never seen my parents so broken and sad. In fact, doctors...

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An aneurysm or aneurism (from Greek: ἀνεύρυσμα - aneurusma "dilation", from ἀνευρύνειν - aneurunein "to dilate") is a localized, blood-filled balloon-like bulge in the wall of a blood vessel.[1] Aneurysms can commonly occur in arteries at the base of the brain (the circle of Willis) and an aortic aneurysm occurs in the main artery carrying blood from the left ventricle of the heart. When the size of an aneurysm increases, there is a significant risk of rupture, resulting in severe hemorrhage, other...

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

Diagnosis: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Definition: An abdominal aortic aneurysm is an enlarged area in the lower part of the aorta, the major blood vessel that supplies blood to the body. The aorta, about the thickness of a garden hose, runs from your heart through the center of your chest and abdomen. Because the aorta is the body's main supplier of blood, a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm can cause life-threatening bleeding. Subjective Data: Describes feelings of abdominal and back...

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trying to be heard

concerns with the patient complaint of abdominal pain going unaddressed. Despite the vital signs being within normal limits and no significant changes in readings, Joanna’s report of abdominal pain to the medical resident twice and the nurse supervisor’s went ignored. I believe that Joanna followed the nursing standards of practice; however, the case study does not give a lot of information into her assessment. One of the signs of abdominal aortic aneurysm is a pulsating bulge or a strong pulse...

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Aortic Aneurysm

 Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm: The Walking Time Bomb The human body is made up of many different systems that allow the body to function in a variety of ways. But in order to keep these systems working properly, the body needs nourishment and exercise. This should include a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet that will aid in the reduction of the plaque (fatty buildup) that narrows the arteries and aid in controlling high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Additionally, to lower...

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Aorta Aneurysm Info

Pain As an aortic aneurysm grows, it puts pressure on surrounding organs and tissue. Pain, often the first symptom, in the area of the chest, abdomen or back begins as a vague pressure or ache. Patients typically ignore initial pain symptoms, which prolongs diagnosis and appropriate medical intervention. The pain will change as the aneurysm enlarges. Patients experience throbbing, aching and gnawing pain in the abdomen and back. The National Heart Lung and Blood Institute reports pain symptoms...

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Checkpoint Week 1

most numerous—have five digits (with no decimals). Each code has a descriptor, which is a brief explanation of the procedure: 99204 Office visit for evaluation and management of a new patient 00730 Anesthesia for procedures on upper posterior abdominal wall 24006 Arthrotomy of the elbow, with capsular excision for capsular release 70100 Radiologic examination of the mandible 80400 ACTH stimulation panel; for adrenal insufficiency 93000 Electrocardiogram, routine ECG with at least 12 leads;...

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Exec Summary - Leadership

|Abdominal Aneurysms (AAA) | | |Iliac Aneurysms | | |Peripheral Vascular Disease | | |Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms ...

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