Congenital heart disease

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  • Causes Of Congenital Heart Disease

    Congenital heart disease, or CHD, is a problem with the heart's structure and function that is present at birth. Congenital heart disease can describe a number of different problems affecting the heart. It is the most common type of birth defect. CHD causes more deaths in the first year of life than any other birth defects. There are many causes of CHD including problems with genes or chromosomes in the child, taking certain medications, drugs, or alcohol during pregnancy,and a viral infection, like rubella in the mother, in the first trimester or pregnancy. All of these things can cause your baby's heart to malfunction. Heart defects are the most common type of defect babies are born with, affecting approximately 1 out of every 110 babies…

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  • Congenital Heart Disease Essay

    Congenital heart disease (CHD) is a defect related to the cardiovascular system. CHD alters the way blood flows into the heart. The irregularity of the heart in people with CHD is developed from birth though symptoms of the condition may not be present until adulthood. During the time of birth the closure of the ductus arteriosus (DA) should occur about 15 hours after birth though functional closure may be delayed for up to 3 months of life. Thus, an open DA is the functional indicator of…

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  • Congenital Heart Diseases Case Studies

    - Congenital Heart Defect (patent ductus arterious/pda) - Asthma - GERD – G-tube feeding - Dysphagia - Mixed receptive -expressive language disorder - Allergic to Bactrim - Palatal Talon Cusps - Bilateral Epicanthal folds Subjective findings - Prematurity - Lack maternal pre-natal care - Non- progressive /unproductive labor (delivered via C- Sec) Objective findings - Impaired development in all areas - Poor sense of balance, coordination, and motor planning - Limited endurance to gross motor…

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  • Pediatric Congenital Heart Conditions Essay

    Pediatric Congenital Heart Conditions There are several pediatric congenital heart conditions that can occur and it is important as practitioners that each can be recognized as not to delay treatment. This article speaks of three different types of congenital heart conditions; the presentation, exam, diagnosis, treatment, and any long term effects for the patients. Patent Ductus Arteriosus In utero the ductus arteriosus connects the aorta and pulmonary artery. It allows blood to flow from the…

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  • Pediatrics Essay

    “They believe in magic, they play pretend, there is fairy dust in their IV bags” (Grey’s Anatomy-Arizona Robbins). Pediatrics is the branch of medicine dealing with children and their diseases. It isn’t about doing your job and leaving. You also have to care and have patience. You have to be able to do your job and make the children feel safe and secure. Pediatrics is the branch of medicine dealing with children and their diseases. There are many branches in pediatrics--such as, pediatric…

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  • Mature Minor Case Study

    How much autonomy should a minor have? Should their refusal of life-saving treatment be granted by physicians? These questions arise from the case of Emma Ogden, a twelve year old girl who lived with a congenital heart defect which led to many operations and repeated visits to the hospital. When Dr. Abdul Hamid, the transplant surgeon, told Emma and her parents that her best option would be getting a heart transplant and that even then, her prognosis was grim, she refused. Emma researched her…

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  • The Knight Family: A Career As A Social Worker

    A. I received the Knight family as a referral. As a social worker the skills I would use to begin working with them would be “Preparatory reviewing, preparatory exploring, preparatory consulting, preparatory arranging, preparatory empathy, preparatory self- exploration, centering, preliminary planning and recording” (Cournoyer, 2010). In order to do preparatory review, I will take in consideration the information provided to me by David Tidwell. Mr. Tidwell, a hospital social worker, received…

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  • Mia Gonzalez Case Study

    play, she was easily winded and took multiple asthma medications to try to help her breathing. After about 10 hospital stays, doctors realized that Mia had a malformation in her aorta, the vessel that pumps blood from the heart. The 4-year-old would need an operation to close off the part of her aorta that was putting pressure on her windpipe and making it hard to breathe, swallow and get rid of phlegm when she got a cold. "We freaked out to go from thinking she had asthma to being told she…

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  • Juggling Theories Of John Wayne Gacy: The Clown Killer

    At the age of 11, Gacy hit his head on a swing which caused a blood clot in his brain that resulted in numerous blackouts; head trauma can cause criminal behavior based on phenology--a biological sub-theory. Also, when Gacy was 17, he was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect that forced him to be hospitalized occasionally throughout his life. Avatism, another biological sub-theory, focuses on abnormal physical traits most criminals exhibit; for example, Gacy has large lips and lots of body…

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  • Character Analysis Of Mrs. Mallard In The Story Of An Hour

    The second sentence demonstrates a contrast of emotions because she now believes that life has meaning as she feels independent and essentially “free” from her husband. It is important to see her this way because it demonstrates the unexpectedness of her initial reaction. Through the quotation it is evident that Mrs. Mallard believes that one should cherish a life in solitude as it brings newfound freedom and opportunities. As well, the beginning and the end of the story mention that Mrs.…

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