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  • Research Paper On Vascular Anomalies

    Vascular anomalies are a serious medical condition that affect blood vessel formation in as many as 1 in 10 people (Richter and Suen 2015). Vascular anomalies can be divided into two broad categories: vascular tumors and vascular malformations (Richter and Suen 2015). Vascular tumors, also known as hemangiomas, are characterized by rapid growth with most undergoing involution once the patient has reached a certain age (Richter and Suen 2015). On the other hand, vascular malformations are congenital and thought to grow proportionally with the patient except during cases of trauma, infection or hormonal changes (Richter and Suen 2015). Therefore, these patients would have a normal rate of cell turnover and mitosis but display an error in vascular…

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  • Smoking Affects The Body

    Atherosclerosis is the hardening and narrowing of the blood vessels due to a fat and plaque buildup on the vessels. Some of the major risk factors for atherosclerosis include hypercholesterolemia, increasing age, sex- male being more prevalent than females, high blood cholesterol levels, cigarette smoking, obesity, and hypertension, all of which the patient has. (1) There are three main types of lesions associated with atherosclerosis, including fatty streaks, fibrous atheromatous plaques, and…

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  • Cardiovascular System: Maintaining Homeostasis In The Body

    responsible for maintaining homeostasis in the body. It is composed of the muscular pumping organ, the heart, and a closed system of vessels called arteries, veins, and capillaries. “A baby 's heart begins to develop at conception, but is completely formed by eight weeks into the pregnancy” (Stanford Children’s Health). As the heart reaches structural and functional maturation, it will involuntarily pump blood to the blood vessels to nourish cells with the oxygen and nutrients they need to carry…

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  • Coronary Artery Disease Research Paper

    My heart disease essay is about Coronary artery disease. Coronary heart disease is a disease in a waxy substance called plaque which builds up inside the coronary arteries. The arteries supply oxygen and rich blood to your heart muscle. When plaque builds up in the arteries, the condition is atherosclerosis and the buildup occurs over many years. Coronary heart disease is also a narrowing of the small blood vessels. Coronary artery disease can’t be cured, but treatment may help the disease.…

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  • Essay On Heart Disease

    The heart is an essential part of a human’s body. It is a muscular organ located at the center of the circulatory system that pumps blood throughout the body. The system comprises of veins, arteries, and capillaries, and these blood vessels carry blood to and from all areas of one’s body to sustain life. It beats around 100,000 times and pumps around 2,000 gallons per day. The heart is vital to one’s health and everything that goes on in his or her body. The heart is also prone to many different…

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  • Circulatory System Research Paper

    The circulatory system is the system that transports nutrients, oxygen, carbon dioxide, hormone. It also helps fight disease, maintain body temperature, pH, and homeostasis. There are two systems that make up the circulatory system which are the cardiovascular system and the lymphatic system. The circulatory system moves blood through the body and is made up of the heart, blood vessels and the blood. The lymphatic system moves lymph to various parts of the body and is formed by the lymph, lymph…

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  • The Effects Of Chronic Stress

    When the body is stressed, the first response comes from the sympathetic nervous system. This system helps the body elicit a “fight-or-flight” response and direct all energy towards fixing or fighting the stress. The adrenal glands then release adrenaline and cortisol which cause the heart to beat faster, respiration rate to increase, blood vessels in the arms and legs to dilate, a change in the digestive process, and glucose levels to increase (Anderson et al., 2014). While this is normal to…

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  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome Case Study

    main blood vessel that transports de-oxygenated blood from the upper body to the heart. The SVC is a short vein located in the anterior right Superior Mediastinum, which is the area found in the mid-line of the Thorax (Drake et al. 2010). The vein is surrounded by many structures involved in the respiratory and circulatory system including the right Bronchus and the Mediastinal lymph nodes (Martini & Ivonne 2004). Figure 1 is a coronal CT image of a human chest, highlighting the heart and the…

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  • Osteomyelitis Case Studies

    introduced bacteria fungi, parasites and viruses, or from a pathogen introduced via the blood stream from an infection of another body system (McCance and Huether, 2014). The pathogen invades the bone and elicits the inflammatory response (McCance, and Huether, 2014). For bone tissue, this includes engorged vessels, active leukocytes, thrombosis of small blood vessels and formation of an abscess (McCance, and Huether, 2014). For the bones of children, the exudate reaches the cortex and forms…

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  • The Serous Nervous System

    The arrow attack stimulates increased secretion of pituitary hormones, and the Sympathetic Nervous System is immediately activated. The patient might have been prompted to respond immediately by fright mechanism to avoid another attack. The Autonomous Nervous System entirely controls this response. More energy is regenerated to prepare for fright. It hence leads to the activation of adrenergic receptors which affect the formation of new blood vessels. The action of sympathetic nerves can impact…

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