Atrial fibrillation

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  • Atrial Fibrillation (AF)

    Atrial fibrillation (AF) is typically a supraventricular tachyarrhythmia which is known for having an uncoordinated atrial activation resulting in worsening of atrial mechanical function. (1) AF is very common and presents around one-third of hospital admissions due to cardiac rhythm disturbances. There has been a substantial increase in hospital admission for AF which can be the result of an aging of the population and an increase in prevalence chronic heart disease.(2–4) Nonvalvular AF is associated with increased risk of ischemic stroke at an average annual rate of 5% and a 2 to 7 folds increase in risk compared to normal people.(5,6) One of six ischemic strokes is associated with AF which is mostly due to cardiogenic embolism. These patients…

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  • Research Paper On Atrial Fibrillation

    Sarah Grace Burton and Emily Dickey May 23rd, 2017 Anatomy HN - Vogel 4th Period Atrial Fibrillation Inside of the cardiovascular system, the heart normally has a regular heartbeat that is consistent. But for some people, their heartbeat is quivering and irregular which is called arrhythmia as the atria gets off beat. This rapid, abnormal heart-related condition is called Atrial Fibrillation, or more commonly known as AFib or AF. It can be caused by a variety of things, including…

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  • Atrial Fibrillation

    Atrial Fibrillation is the most common type of arrhythmia. An arrhythmia is an irregular heart rhythm, where the heart beats too fast or too slow. In order to understand what Atrial Fibrillation is it is best to understand the hearts internal electrical system. The hearts internal electrical system controls the rate and rhythm of the heartbeat. With each heartbeat an electrical signal spreads from the top of the heart to the bottom. As the signal travels, it causes the heart to contract and pump…

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  • Atrial Fibrillation Essay

    catch your breath? You may be experiencing paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation (AF or AFib) occurs when the atria (upper chambers of the heart) lose their normal rhythm and beat chaotically. When this happens, blood isn’t flowing through the heart and body efficiently. This inefficient flow can cause blood to pool inside the atria, increasing the risk of blood clots. Atrial fibrillation can be associated with stroke, dementia, heart failure, and reduced quality of life. About…

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  • Essay On Atrial Fibrillation

    lowering high blood pressure and cholesterol levels, the ancient art of yoga is being hailed as a fantastic way to slow erratic heartbeat and restore it to its normal rhythm. US researchers found that the practice of yogic exercises not only helps reduce episodes of irregular heartbeat but also lifts depression and anxiety in people ailing from the condition. According to experts, a racing and skipping heart is a signal of a heart rhythm abnormality - atrial fibrillation (AF), which not only…

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  • Atrial Fibrillation Paper

    1.1 Background Atrial fibrillation (AF) is responsible for significantly increased morbidity and mortality, worsened New York Heart Association (NYHA) functional class, and impaired quality of life in the general population [1]. For instance, data from the longitudinal population-based Framingham Heart Study suggest that AF is solely associated with a threefold to fivefold increased risk of stroke [2] and with an approximately twofold increased risk for mortality [3]. The ischemic strokes due to…

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  • Cardiac Arrhythmia Essay

    over 100 beats per minute for adults ,while Bradycardia is too slow with below 60 beats per minute. Majority of arrhythmia issues are not serious, but some predispose one to complications like heart failure or a stroke. Arrhythmia are the leading cause of sudden cardiac death, with 400,000 victims a year. There are four main types of arrhythmia, premature beats, supraventicular arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, and bradycardia. Premature beats is the most common type and harmless.Majority of…

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  • Patient Afib Case Study

    Patient Afib is a 58 year old, Caucasian, married male. The patient has been healthy most of his life with no significant health issues until the beginning of this year. One night, in April of 2016, patient Afib began to experience chest pain, shortness of breath, nausea, and vomiting prompting him to visit the emergency room. Subsequent tests revealed that patient Afib had symptomatic atrial fibrillation. Physicians in the ER stated that patient Afib probably had had atrial fibrillation for a…

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  • Pradaxa Lawsuit Research Paper

    * who are the involved parties in the lawsuit, and product(s) covered by the lawsuit(s) The Pradaxa lawsuit includes a 27-member Plaintiff Steering Committee. Some of the representatives of the victims in the Pradaxa lawsuit inc included Berth Bivens, Walter Daumler and John and Helen Hawkins. John and Hellen Hawkins both file their cases in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky. John Hawkins lawsuit concerned the death of her mother, Nancy Brummett, while Helen’s lawsuit…

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  • Diagnostic Summary

    According to Edmunds (2014) pharmacokinetics is when the action of a medication in the body is study, which includes the process of absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination (Edmunds, 2014). The patient that currently being cared for is a 73 year old female with past medical history of atrial fibrillation, kidney dysfunction and diabetes mellitus. Currently the patient takes the following medications: Pravastatin 10 mg, Lisinopril 2.5 mg, Digoxin 0.125 mg, Warfarin 7.5 mg, HCTZ 25 mg,…

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