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  • Essay On Atrial Fibrillation

    Atrial fibrillation What is atrial fibrillation? Atrial fibrillation is a very common heart disease characterized by an abnormal heart rhythm. Patients may experience palpitations (heart pounding)‚ chest pain‚ dizziness‚ and loss of consciousness. The heart rate may be elevated (>100)‚ slow (<60)‚ or within the normal range. This condition can be very serious‚ leading to a drop in blood pressure and even stroke. Given its seriousness‚ it is important for patients to educate themselves about

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  • Atrial Fibrillation Case Study

    discusses the management of a 68 year old male who presented with chest palpitations secondary to rapid atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation is a common cardiac arrhythmia with serious complications if not treated correctly. This essay will discuss the initial clinical presentation of the patient and examine the management and outcome of the interventions applied. The significance of atrial fibrillation including its pathophysiology and aetiology will also be discussed. Description of the case: A 68

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  • Atrial Fibrillation Case Studies

    Approximately 2.2 million adults in the United States are affected by atrial fibrillation making it the most common sustained cardiac arrhythmia (Ryder & Benjamin‚ 1999). Atrial fibrillation describes a condition where the electrical signals of the heart are conducted in a rapid and disorganized manner. This uncoordinated conduction causes the two upper chambers of the heart‚ the atria‚ to contract very fast and irregularly‚ thus allowing blood to pool in the two atria. Independent Risk Factors

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  • Atrial Fibrillation and Nursing Considerations

    Atrial Fibrillation And Nursing Considerations As a nurse one must provide holistic care. To better understand aspect of providing holistic nursing care one must have an in-depth understanding of primary body systems and their pathology. This paper will educate the prudent nurses who read it with detailed information about the specific cardiac pathology of atrial fibrillation. Written with a basic understanding of human heart function/structure as a prerequisite‚ this paper will first

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  • Atrial Fibrillation Research Paper

    Atrial Fibrillation Columbia Basin College Table of Contents Table of Contents…………………………………...………………….………………………….2 Condition….………………...…………………………………………………………………….3 Predisposing Factors………………………………………………………………………………3 Onset and Duration………………………………………………….……………………….....…3 Signs and Symptoms……………………………………………………………………………....4 Diagnostic Tests…..……………………………………………………………………………….4 Therapies and Pertinent Medications……………………………………………………………..5 Surgical and Medical Treatments…………………………………………………………………6

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  • Atrial Fibrillation Case Study Answers

    Q1: Causes of atrial fibrillation A 58-year-old woman comes to the emergency department with a-3-days history of difficulty breathing and unpleasant feeling of rapid and irregular heartbeats. Additional history taking reveals that she has a 7- week-history of unintentional weight loss‚ anxiety‚ and difficulty sleeping at night. She smokes 10 cigarettes per day for the past 15 years. Her blood pressure is 100/55 mmHg‚ temperature is 36.5 °C and her pulse is irregular at a rate of 140 to 150 beats

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  • Atrial fibrillation screening in North East London pharmacies

    Atrial fibrillation screening in North East London pharmacies From 2nd June to the 15th July 2014‚ the innovative North East London LPC conducted a screening for atrial fibrillation (AF) within their local community. Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia with an overall   prevalence of approximately 5%‚ rising from 1% in the age group 55-59 years to 18% in those aged 85 years and above 1. Individuals with AF have a 5-fold increased risk of stroke‚ and one in five of all

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  • Atrial Fibrillation Paper

    There is a variety tests that can be performed to detect an atrial fibrillation a doctor’s exam‚ an electrocardiogram (EKG)‚ a stress test‚ and an echocardiogram (echo). A doctor can detect an AFib when checking your vital signs. Due to the fact that part of checking the vital sign is getting a pulse which means getting an apical pulse and all of the other peripheral pulse. Since AFib is an arrhythmia the pulse will be higher and the doctor might hear a non-functional sound in the heart as oppose

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  • Atrial Fibrillation Research Paper

    Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia. Atrial fibrillation is an irregularity in the atria’s electrical impulses‚ causing a disorderly and rapid rhythm. Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (also termed intermittent atrial fibrillation) is occurrences of AF that spontaneously halt within 7 days of starting. Episodes of AF can last from a few seconds up to a few days in Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. The sinoatrial (SA) node is the dominant pacemaker of the heart. Located

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  • Atrial Fibrillation: A Case Study

    Flynn‚ A.‚ Langleban‚ D.‚ Agnihotri‚ K.‚ et al. (2014). Usefulness of right ventricular dysfunction to predict new-onset atrial fibrillation following coronary artery bypass grafting. The American Journal of Cardiology‚ 913-8. Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com.francis.idm.oclc.org/docview/1525978139/B9F7E9097AC14517PQ/20?accountid=4216 Summary: For many‚ atrial fibrillation may be a common postoperative complication after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. This research study sought to

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