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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 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 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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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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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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Heart Disease

Heart Disease Amber Brooks HCS-245 November 26, 2012 Tynan Weed, Facilitator Heart Disease Heart disease is what is known as the silent killer; to me I believe this whole heartedly. I hold this particular disease close to my heart because I had a lost due to the disease in my family. I had to realize that it must be really serious for the simple fact that it works so silently and could kill off so easily. I did my research on it and I now know the severity of it. Everyone...

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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 Surgery

Open heart surgery can be real painful on a family, just as it is to the person having it. My father had to undergo this procedure, and might have to undergo it again. This was a devasting time for my family and myself. This occurred almost two years ago. The evening before my father’s surgery they had him take a shower or bedside bath. They told him to use a special soap on his chest and legs. This special soap kills the bacteria on your skin and helps to prevent infection after surgery. The...

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The Human Heart

The human heart is slightly bigger than the size of ones fist. It is situated at a very safe place which is between the cage bones, i.e., in the center of the chest. Usually it is slightly on the left side of the chest but in rare cases, it can be found on the right side. Heart is responsible for the blood flow to every single part of the body by constant contraction and relaxation of cardiac muscles. This is the reason why we hear rhythmic beats all the time. Heart pumps the pure blood to the different...

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