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Cardiovascular System: The Heart Purpose Explain why you did this exercise. Where there any safety precautions you needed to follow? If so, what were they? The safety precautions in this exercise were to wear goggles and gloves due to being exposed to chemicals and dissection of the sheep and cat heart. Appropriate work space was also required. Exercise 1: Microscopic...

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Heart Disease

Heart Disease Stent and Angioplasty: A stent is a mess tube used to treat narrow or weak arteries (blood vessels that carry blood away from the heart to other parts of the body). The stent is placed in the artery as part of an Angioplasty procedure. Angioplasty restores blood flow into narrow or blocked arteries. The stent helps to support the inner wall of the artery after the angioplasty. Doctors also place stents in weak arteries to improve blood flow and prevent arteries from bursting...

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Heart Atack

million Americans suffer a heart attack every year, and almost half a million die, according to the American Heart Association. A heart attack often is the first symptom of coronary artery disease. The blockage usually is caused by atherosclerosis, the build-up of plaque in the artery walls, and/or by a blood clot in a coronary artery. A slow buildup of this plaque may almost block one of your coronary arteries. The cause of the heart is not always known. Heart attacks may occur when you are...

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Heart Disease

Living in the Shadow of Heart Disease In the United States, every year more than 1 million Americans suffer from a heart attack. This number although it may not seem like a lot, is indeed quite high. Heart disease is a major killer that can in fact be controlled. If more people would watch what they eat, do simple exercises, and restrict physically damaging activities, such as smoking, they could lower their risk of a heart attack or heart disease. Many people do things that short term, have little...

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Heart Attack

A heart attack is also known as a myocardial infarction. A heart attack is when a part of the heart muscle is damaged or dies because it is not receiving oxygen. A heart attack is the death of heart muscle and it is caused by a sudden block of a coronary artery by a blood clot. Coronary arteries are blood vessels that supply the heart muscle with blood and oxygen. Causing injury to the heart muscle can cause chest main and pressure. If blood flow is not restored within 20 to 40 minutes permanent...

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Heart Attack

Running head: Heart Attack Heart attack: sudden illness Ridhima Katyal First Aid and CPR (HNES 210) December 6, 2008 North Dakota State University A heart attack occurs when the blood supply to part of the heart muscle itself — the myocardium...

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The Human Heart

The Human Heart The Human Heart is one of the most important organs in the entire human body. The heart is a muscular organ that acts like a pump to continuously send blood through the body. The heart beats approximately about seventy-two times per minute of our lives. Without the heart’s pumping action, blood can’t circulate within the human body. The heart is enclosed in a double walled sac called the Pericardium. The pericardium has outer and inner coats. The outer coat is tough and thickened...

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Heart Failure

Running head: HEART FAILURE 1 Heart Failure Joeselyn Sequeira West Coast University HEART FAILURE 2 Heart Failure The heart is one of the body's most vital organ. The heart pumps blood throughout the body which carries nutrients other organs need. It also carries oxygenated blood to the lungs which allows us to breathe. Since the heart is so important, relying on it that it will do its job is necessary so we can live, but sometimes...

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Heart Failure

 The term “heart failure” sounds as if the heart has already failed. This can increase a person’s anxiety especially in the aging population that is a targeted community for this disease assuming that the failure is equivalent to death. Heart failure is actually the decline in the hearts ability to sufficiently pump oxygenated blood to the rest of the body. Many people can live with heart failure and are able to manage it through lifestyle changes, prescribed medication compliance, and regular...

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USMLE heart

Heart 1. Blockage of which of the following arteries would lead to ischemia of the apex of the heart? a. Anterior interventricular (descending) b. Left circumflex c. Posterior interventricular (descending) d. Right marginal e. Right coronary 2. If the ductus arteriosus does not spontaneously close off soon after birth (to become the ligamentum arteriosum), it may have to be surgically ligated. When clamping or ligating it, what important structure immediately behind it must be identified...

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