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  • Argumentative Essay: Should There Be Beta Blockers?

    First, beta blockers are known to have numerous side effects such as lightheadedness, hallucinations, worsening of asthma, and nausea. It is important to receive the drugs through prescription and that users know what is at risk, but unfortunately, that is usually not the case. One study of orchestra musicians showed that “70 percent of musicians taking beta blockers got them from friends, not physicians” (Tindall). These people are not only using beta blockers unlawfully, but are putting themselves at risk. Another issue is whether or not beta blockers are an acceptable drug in the world of classical music. Many musicians have compared using beta blockers to using performance-enhancing drugs in sports; they give those using the drug an unfair advantage. The difference, however, is that beta blockers cannot actually enhance your performance — they can only allow you to play without the interference of physical anxiety symptoms (Tindall). Additionally, some opponents of beta blockers even go as far as to argue that they are unethical. They believe that too many musicians depend on the drug for their work. Many say that performances by musicians using beta blockers can sound artificial, inauthentic, or emotionally disconnected from the…

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  • Beta Blockers Study

    its uses, but over time it seems associated with more problems than benefits. No example is clearer than the problems it causes with the heart and the cardiovascular system. With this as background, please research and explain the “beta-blockers” 1)What are they, and what do they do? 2) Where are the different types of beta adrenergic recepteor found? 3) How do these various beta-blockers relate to the actions of adrenaline and its associates? 4)What are the two newest beta-blockers?…

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  • Metoprolol Succinate: A Case Study

    1. The name of the drug The generic name of the drug that is the theme of this assessment is Metoprolol succinate. The trade names this drug is known as in New Zealand is Betaloc CR and AFT-Metoprolol CR (AFT-Pharmaceuticals Ltd, 2009); AstraZeneca Limited, 2014). 2. General classification of given drug This drug is an antihypertensive medication and a beta1-selective beta-blocker (AstraZeneca Limited, 2014). 3. Indication of use and purpose of given drug Jack is taking Metoprolol succinate…

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  • Case Study Of Dopamine

    mouth twice daily, to control his blood sugar levels for his type 2 diabetes. Metformin (Glucophage) is used to help to lower blood sugar when it is too high and help restore the way you use food to make energy (“Metformin (Oral Route),” 2015). Methylprednisolone (Solu-Medrol). Mr. Borg was prescribed methylprednisolone (Solu-Medrol) 500 mg IV daily, to help reduce inflammation in the lungs. This medication is a corticosteroid that works on the immune system to help relieve swelling…

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  • Evidence Based Practice Nursing

    According to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2017), heart disease is the number one leading cause of death in the United States. This is a significant clinical fact for the advance practice nurses as it is one of the most motivating factors for advanced practice nurses to practice based on the best research evidence. Numerous studies have been conducted on the beta-blocker use in patients who have had acute coronary syndrome or events. The goal for those studies are to provide…

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  • Case Study Of Amiodarone (Cordarone)

    Borg is currently taking 500 mg po bid to control his blood sugar levels for his type 2 diabetes. Metformin is used to help to lower blood sugar when it is too high and help restore the way you use food to make energy (Metformin (Oral Route), 2015). Methylprednisolone (Solu-Medrol). Mr. Borg was prescribed methylprednisolone (Solu-Medrol) 500 mg IV qd to help reduce inflammation in the lungs. This medication is a corticosteroid that works on the immune system to help relieve swelling…

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  • Beneficial Effects Of The Beta Adrenergic Antagonists

    Beneficial effects of the beta adrenergic antagonists in the treatment of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is not uncommon for the patients to present with two or more disease states at the same time. Thus, the management of such concomitant disease states may be pharmacologically challenging as it is, for example, in the treatment of the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and hypertension (HTN) with a compelling indication of the post-myocardial infarction (post-MI).…

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  • Essay On Heart Failure

    They block the effect of adrenaline that is a vasoconstrictor. Adrenaline constricts the blood vessels causing increased blood pressure. High blood levels overwork the heart leading to an increased size of heart muscles in turn failing the heart. Beta-blockers lower the heart rate which decreases heart 's oxygen demand. Beta blockers also decrease rennin production reducing oxygen demand of the heart. They are used in the long-term management of chronic failure of the heart. Examples of this…

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  • Hcr 220 Week 5 Celta Reflection Journal

    shows that she is improving with her vancomyosin. She also had a history of cardiac arrhythmia and hypertension, so we have her on metoprolol. I was going to give her heparin as a prophylaxis but she denied it. Upon assessing her I found that she was at a falls risk because she had macular degeneration. What I taught her was to make sure her environment is clean without obstruction and to walk slowly when navigating to areas. During assessment of her abdomen, she said she have not had a bowel…

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  • Ventricular Septal Defect Research Paper

    people have VSD (Mayo Clinic Staff; 2014). Research suggests that women who smoked during pregnancy are more likely to have children with cognitive heart defects than from non-smokers (“Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)”). Hereditary and environmental factors may affect the development of the fetus, but it is rare for more than one child to have a congenital heart defect in a family (“Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD)”). It is also possible for an adult to have VSD, especially after a heart attack…

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