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  • Essay On Aortic Dissection

    Aortic Dissection Treatments I. The Search Story When I was little, my aunt had open heart surgery to repair an issue in her aorta. Ever since then I have been fascinated with the human heart, especially the aorta. I used to pretend to be a doctor and walk around the house in a white coat. My aunt would tell me about her surgery, and it always kept me at the edge of my seat. When time came to pick our topics, I naturally leaned towards the aorta. However it was too broad to write one paper on. I chose aortic dissections because they intrigued me the most. I researched many different topics before settling on aortic dissections. It took a while to fully grasp the topic. Once I figured out exactly what aortic dissections were, I pushed myself to find a specific aspect of…

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  • Essay On Aneurysm

    Aneurysm is a common disease affecting about half of the world population, mostly find in men. Aneurysm origin is usually the walls of the blood vessels or the branches of the arteries. As the Aneurysm grows it tends to get larger in the walls of the arteries which can cause discomfort. There are two main types of aneurysm: cerebral aneurysm and aorta aneurysm. An aneurysm can be diagnose with .Regular screening or x-ray, and once taken place, the doctor can determine if surgery is needed…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Importance Of Community Service

    As the red and blue emergency lights emanated from our ambulance during a cold January night, I began to think about the possible medical emergencies (chest pain) that I might encounter upon our arrival. Whether it was an asthma exacerbation, aortic dissection, or costochondritis, I needed to think and prepare for every possibility. However, my thoughts were soon interrupted by my partner, who turned off the sirens and picked up the radio. “Dispatch, this is Rescue three. On scene.” “Copy,…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Brain Aneurysm

    Many people have a memorable event that shapes their lives; unfortunately, I was in a coma for mine. In February 2012 -- mid-way through my freshman year -- I suffered a brain aneurysm. There were no big warning signs, no red flags...just a nagging headache two days before. I went to sleep one night, and woke up two days later in a hospital room, surrounded by a dozen strange people, with a breathing tube down my throat...and everyone telling me to RELAX. Are you kidding me?! The good news is…

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  • Essay On Vasovagal Syncope

    Vasovagal Syncope, Adult Syncope, which is commonly known as fainting or passing out, is a temporary loss of consciousness. It occurs when the blood flow to the brain is reduced. Vasovagal syncope, which is also called neurocardiogenic syncope, is a fainting spell that happens when blood flow to the brain is reduced because of a sudden drop in heart rate and blood pressure. Vasovagal syncope is usually harmless. However, you can get injured if you fall during a fainting spell. CAUSES This…

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  • Walt Whitman's Poem 'When I Heard The Learn' D Astronomer

    Walt Whitman’s poem, “When I Heard the Learn’d Astronomer,” which is written based on prior experience, presents two different views based around focusing on how people understand certain material. These perspectives are exhibited through a class lecture on astronomy. Whitman wrote this poem based on prior experience. The poem begins with the speaker sitting through an astronomy lecture taught by an astronomer. The lesson focuses on scientific facts and mathematical figures. The information is…

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  • Prosthetic Aortic Valve Endocarditis Case Study

    Prosthetic aortic valve endocarditis without evidence of vegetation Introduction The modified Duke criteria for the diagnosis of infective endocarditis (IE) include three major and five minor criteria. One of the major criteria is evidence of structural findings on echocardiography such as an oscillating intracardiac mass, abscess or partial dehiscence of a prosthetic valve (1-2). Less common echocardiographic findings of IE include pseudoaneurysm, fistula, or valve perforation. The American…

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  • Aortic Valve Stenosis

    A Possible Silent Killer On average, two out of every one thousand people have this medical condition (“Aortic Valve Stenosis”). What is this potentially deadly disorder and who does it affect? This disorder is called Aortic Valve Stenosis and it can affect anyone. Aortic Valve Stenosis, also known as AVS, happens when the aortic valve narrows. The narrowing keeps the valve from operating properly by not allowing the valve to fully open. With the aortic valve not working correctly, it causes…

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  • Ventricular Defects Case Study

    Examination of Ventricular Septal Defects and Arterial Aneurysms According to Maternal Child Nursing Care, 5th Edition, Chapter 47 – Cardiovascular Dysfunction, congenital heart defects occur in about 5 to 8 of every 1000 live births, and 2 to 3 of those affected will be symptomatic within the first year of life (Hockenberry, 2014). When looking at the different pathophysiologies of congenital heart defects, the most common form of defect is the ventricular septal defect or VSD and there are…

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  • Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells Case Study

    In the aortic wall, stress is defined as force (F) per unit cross-sectional area, it mainly includes tension, which is stress that acts to dilate the aorta, and shear stress, which is stress that acts parallel to a surface. Strain is defined as deformation per unit of the original length, a relative change in shape or size, which is the ratio of the change caused by the stress to the original state of the aortic wall. And thus, the stiffer the aorta is, the higher the elastic modulus will be,…

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