Atrial fibrillation

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  • Case Study Of Atrial Fibrillation In Nursing

    This was my fifth clinical in med-surg having two patients. Again, I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I hoped for the best. For my primary patient, I had a 59-year-old female who was admitted with a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation. She was an independent patient and who did well being at home without complications. As I listened to the report with my nurse, I was able to note that my patient has dealt with atrial fibrillation symptoms before and she was able to handle how she felt before. She could tell when her heart rate was fast and she could control it but this time she had come to the hospital is it was too much for her. We communicated well with one another and I was able to talk to her a little about nursing school. I was glad she was doing better and she indicated how she was ready to go home. Noticing What I had noticed initially about my patient was that she was using oxygen. As I assessed her breath sounds I was able to clearly hear wheezes. By looking back at her chart, I was able to see how she has COPD and chronic bronchitis, which…

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  • Atrial Fibrillation Case Study

    Diagnostic Tests For Atrial Fibrillation The initial foundation of the diagnosis of AF depends on the thorough physical examination and an ECG interpretation. In the Nottingham (2010) report, he cited the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA), the Heart Failure Society of America (HFSA), and the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) diagnostic criteria for initial diagnosis of atrial fibrillation. This includes; a thorough history and physical…

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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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  • Pharmacokinetics Case Study

    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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  • Community Acquired Pneumonia Case Study

    three days. The shortness of breath began the morning of admission and made worse by excretion, patient states that he did not try home breathing treatments prior to coming to the emergency room. The patients past medical history includes coronary artery disease, colitis, COPD, edema of lower extremities, fibromyalgia, gastroparesis, hypertension, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, polymyalgia rheumatic, two coronary stents, type 2 diabetes, and boarder line pulmonary hypertension. The patient is…

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  • Ringworm Case Study

    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…

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  • Pradaxa Case Study

    Market statistics indicate that the US anticoagulant therapy industry is estimated to bring in $10 billion annually. bedside Pradaxa, the other recently released anticoagulants in the market include Xarelto by Johnson & Johnson and Eliquis by BristomMyers Squibb and Pfizer. It is important to note that all blood thinners act by increasing the risk of bleeding. However unlike Warfarin which has an antidote that stops bleeding, Pradaxa and other recent anticoagulants do not have an antidote. many…

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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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  • Edoxaban Case Study

    and a volume of distribution of 107 liters. It undergoes moderate protein binding (approximately 55%) and is minimally metabolized (less than 10%) via hydrolysis and CYP3A4 conjugation and oxidation. The parent drug and predominant metabolite (M-4) are both excreted in the urine, with a clearance approximately 50% that of total body clearance. Clinical Trials: ENGAGE AF-TIMI 48 ClincalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00781391 Effective aNticoaGulation with factor xA next GEneration in Atrial…

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  • The Importance Of Medication Information

    hospitalized. Many patients filed lawsuits due to the lack of information and negligence by the Xarelto company. According to this popular source, Xarelto has been noted to cause increased presence of infections at the wound site. Lab monitoring is unnecessary when using Xarelto. Because of this, patients are concerned by the fact that patients of any weight and size are prescribed the same anticoagulant regimen. Xarelto has been shown to be highly effective in the treatment and prevention…

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