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heart failure

cigarette smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, and hypertension (Lewis, et al, 2007, p. 821). Other risk factors may include the physical structure of the heart. For example, a patient may have endured damage to the heart due to a myocardial infarction, or a heart attack. Pathophysiology: The heart is a vital organ in the human body. It functions to pump deoxygenated blood to the lungs and oxygenated blood to the rest of the body. Oxygenated blood is crucial to the functioning of...

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Cardiovascular Disorders Case Study Ext

by car (in good weather), have been grounded by the weather until morning. The roads are barely passable. WR., a 48 year old construction worker with a 36 pack year smoking history, is admitted to your floor with a diagnosis of rule out myocardial infarction (R/O MI). He has significant male pattern obesity (beer belly, large waist circumference) and a barrel chest, and he reports a dietary history of high fat food. His wife brought him to the ED after he complained of unrelieved indigestion...

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Cardiac Catheterization

or plaque build up within the coronary arteries. During a cardiac catheterization it is possible for the physician to identify the location and size of these plaque deposits. The presence of plaque within the coronary arteries can lead to a myocardial infarction; therefore, if the plaque buildup is substantial, therapeutic action has to be taken. This treatment may include coronary bypass surgery if the coronary artery disease is widespread and or the arteries are occluded to a large degree. A large...

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Gallstones

C because it could cause complications with labor and harm the unborn child. There is a Black Box Warning that states NSAIDs (Non steroidal anti inflammatory drug) may cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, myocardial infarction, and stroke, which can be fatal. Risk increase with long term use. GI (gastro Intestinal) NSAIDs cause an increase risk of serious GI adverse events including bleeding, ulceration, and perforation of the stomach or intestines, which can be...

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Nurse

andDavid and Stevie Spina. Salisbury had no disclosures. Disclosures for the coauthors are listed in the paper. References 1. Salisbury AC, Reid KJ, Alexander KP, et al. Diagnostic blood loss from phlebotomy and hospital-acquired anemia during acute myocardial infarction. Arch Intern Med 2011; DOI:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.361. Available here.Abstract...

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Health Promotion

prevention. Kubik, Story, & Davey discuss a study promoting the implementation of school-based obesity prevention efforts (2007). Tertiary prevention refers to rehabilitation and restoration of health. Making lifestyles changes status post myocardial infarction to improve longevity and quality of life without further complications is an example of tertiary care. Health promotion can be described a various number of ways by multiple authors. Edelman and Mandle state that it is, “the science...

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Liver Disease

This essay will describe the structure and function of the heart, it will also explain the meaning of Atherosclerosis and how it can lead to myocardial infarctions and angina. It will also discuss and identify the factors that can increase the risk of Coronary Heart Disease and how lifestyle changes can prevent it. The main function of the human heart is to pump blood around the body. It is a muscular cone shaped organ, the average size of the human heart is the size of a clenched fist and weights...

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Atherosclerosis 9

causing the formation of a thrombus that will rapidly slow or stop blood flow, e.g. 5 minutes, leading to death of the tissues fed by the artery. This calamitous event is called an infarction. One of the most frequent predictable scenarios is called coronary thrombosis of a coronary artery causing myocardial infarction (a heart attack). Another frequent scenario in very advanced disease is claudication from insufficient blood supply to the legs, typically due to a combination of both stenosis and...

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Congestive Heart Failure (CHF): The Treatment Plan

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a situation where the heart is not able to pump adequate blood to the other organs of the body. Causes of CHF are coronary artery disease, past myocardial infarction, hypertension, heart valve disease, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart defects, endocarditis and myocarditis (American heart association, 2013) .In the case scenario of Mr. P 76 year old man comes with the history of cardiomyopathy and CHF and in the past repeatedly admitted for the management of CHF...

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The Adventure Begins Lewis and Clark Reloaded Case Study

cardiovascular, neuromuscular systems differ between physically fit and sedentary individuals? Overall a sedentary individual is unconditioned and if they perform an activity more strenuous than they are accustomed to, they run the risk of a myocardial infarction from a higher oxygen demand on the heart that the body can not compensate for. An athlete is conditioned and the body can adapt well to increased oxygen demands on the heart and lungs. Differences: Cardiovascualr- Blood- During exercise...

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