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    We will begin with discussion Arrhythmia (abnormal heart beat). There are different types of Arrhythmia, and they include Premature atrial contractions, theses are extra heartbeats that happen in the atria (upper chamber of the heart). These contractions usually do not cause harm and don’t require treatment. Another one is Atrial fibrillation, it’s a heart rhythm that causes the atria to contract abnormally. Multiple things such as coronary artery disease, heart attack injury, and electrolyte imbalances in your blood can cause arrhythmia. Also remember arrhythmia can occur in normal healthy hearts also. When dealing with arrhythmia symptoms may include dyspnea (shortness of breath), angina pectoris (chest pain or discomfort), and dizziness. Our next condition we will discuss is Rheumatic heart disease. Rheumatic heart disease is myocarditis (inflammatory disease of the heart) caused by an autoimmune reaction to an infection. This disease is caused when the heart muscles and valves get damaged due to rheumatic fever. Rheumatic fever starts off as a strep throat that is undiagnosed or untreated and it became worse causing more serious…

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    In the script Ms. Young complained that at first, she experienced moderate chest pains that progressively got worse before her heart attack. This pain was described as if someone was putting pressure on her chest and it radiated down to her arms. Additionally, she felt as if she was struggling to breathe, nauseated, weak and sweating. This fits with the diagnosis of coronary artery disease that is the source of developing chronic stable angina and can induce a myocardial infraction like she…

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    Coronary Heart Disease

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    Coronary heart disease and angina • Angina is pain or discomfort that comes when your heart does not get enough oxygen. Angina is usually a symptom of a heart problem known as coronary heart disease (CHD), also called coronary artery disease (CAD)1 • • Your heart is a muscle. It pumps oxygen-rich blood to your whole body. Your heart also needs oxygen to work. Blood vessels called coronary arteries carry blood with oxygen to your heart. • • In healthy coronary arteries, blood flows freely to…

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    SOMATOM Definition Flash Unique to the SOMATOM Definition Flash are its Dual Source technology and the revolutionary Stellar Detectors. They make it possible to scan virtually any patient, both at very low radiation and contrast dose – no matter whether the patient has an unstable heart condition, cannot hold his breath, or is obese, very tall, poly-traumatized, or a moving child. Its unmatched innovations include a 78 cm gantry bore, 307 kg capacity, 2 x 100 kW, 2 m scan range, whole-organ…

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    There are two types of angina, stable and unstable. With stable angina, the symptoms only occur with certain activities, and rarely gets worse over time ("Angina," 2015). This slow onset gives the patient and doctors ample time to diagnose the condition and begin treatment. Unstable angina has a sudden onset and often gets worse over a short period, and is a warning sign that a heart attack may happen soon ("Angina," 2015). In 2015, Doctor George A. Stouffer III, writes that patients with…

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    In the current semester, I have had the pleasure of caring for patients on the postoperative (PO) cardiac surgery unit at St. Mary’s Hospital. In this professional practice experience, I received the opportunity of caring for a female client who unfortunately suffered a myocardial infarction and subsequently received coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Whilst caring for my client, I observed her using her incentive spirometer (IS) which is a standard protocol for PO CABG patients on the…

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    This synopsis will discuss the pre and post procedure nursing management and the rationale for a patient undergoing a cardiac catheter. A cardiac catheter is a procedure where a catheter is inserted into a vein or artery in the leg, arm or neck and is guided through the circulatory system until it reaches the heart (American Heart Association, 2010). This procedure allows for the cardiologist to measure cardiac output, identify defects in the valves, arteries and chambers of the heart as well…

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    Mustary Akter Professor: Karah Newton URPN 370.500 December 02, 2016 The Quality and Transparency of Hospital Care To provide the best health care the United States, health care system is continuously undergoing through many changes in the system in order to increase the quality and transparency of the health care system. For this assignment, we needed to visit Leap Frog Group website to choose a city and a hospital in order to understand the quality rating of that hospitals. I chose the city…

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    pain which has radiated to his neck and occurred on rest. On arrival, the patient was pale and clammy, demonstrated shortness of breath. his pulse rate was 120 beats per minute, blood pressure 150/70 and his oxygen saturation level was 96%. The patient presented with chest pain due to myocardial ischaemia. Myocardial ischaemia is a disease caused by a coronary artery obstruction which reduces or cuts off the blood supply to the heart muscle tissue or myocardium and causes tissue ischaemia. 1…

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    Gangsterization In Nursing

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    Cardiovascular disease has long been the leading cause of death in the United States, and predicted to affect forty percent of our population by 2030 (Narang et al., 2016). Furthermore, research indicates that the cardiovascular workforce is inadequate to meet the rising demands of this patient population (Narang et al., 2016). In particular, a subset of cardiac care nurses, cardiac catheterization laboratory nurses are key members of this cardiovascular workforce. Although this nursing…

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