Congenital heart disease

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  • Understanding Heart Failure

    Heart failure There are many ways to treat people diagnosed with heart failure: diuretics, nitrates, and change of diet. These treatments have been effective but it is important to explore other options. Many of these treatments achieve a relief in symptoms on patients with heart failures but what if we can treat these patients with fewer side effects or increase their survival rate? Understanding Heart Failure Before exploring some of the latest research it is important to understand what…

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  • Left Ventricular Non Compaction

    myocardial disease first described nine decades ago in 1926, by Grant et al (Medicine et al. 2014). At that time and still today, LVNC has been characterized by three primary criteria: prominent ventricular trabeculations, deep intertrabecular recesses, and the development of two distinct layers of myocardium, compacted and noncompacted (Chin et al. 1990). Similar to Grant et al’s original case, the majority of early descriptions of LVNC were in association with varying forms of congenital…

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  • How To Prevent Heart Disease?

    Heart disease is a broad term used to describe any cardiovascular disease or condition that affects the cardiovascular system. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 47% of all Americans have at least one of the risk factors for heart disease and many don 't know it. Understanding heart disease is crucial to its prevention, however, so it 's important for you to know the causes and symptoms of heart disease. You should strive to prevent heart disease if you can and…

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  • Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Case Study

    Case Report: Incidental Finding and Repair of a Morgagni Diaphragmatic Hernia during a Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Key Words: Morgagni Hernia, Case Report, Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy Abstract Morgagni hernias are a rare finding, but even rarer are those that present asymptomatically in adulthood. This case presentation discusses an asymptomatic Morgagni hernia that was incidentally found in an elderly patient during a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Our patient complained of right upper…

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  • Heart Murmur Research Paper

    Heart murmurs are constantly diagnosed in people, but what do heart murmurs do? Does it harm the host? It all depends on the type. From there, we dig deeper. According to, Heart murmur is the sound that is made because the blood passing through the heart’s valves and chambers make a sound. Sometimes, the valve doesn’t open entirely, and the blood goes back to the chamber it just left. When that happens, it makes a swishing noise,…

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  • Research Paper On The Cardiovascular System

    into the bloodstream through the lungs. The heart then pumps oxygenated blood through a network of blood vessels, the arteries, to the tissues including the organs, muscles and nerves all around the body. When the blood reaches the capillaries in the tissues it releases oxygen which assists the cell in producing energy. These type of cells release waste products such as carbon dioxide and water, which the blood absorbs and carriers away. The…

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  • Adult Skeletal System

    These types include congenital, neuromuscular, degenerative, and idiopathic scoliosis. Congenital scoliosis is caused by a bone abnormality that is present at birth. Neuromuscular scoliosis is caused by a result of abnormal muscles or nerves. Frequently found in people with various conditions of spina bifida…

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  • Tetralogy Of Fallot Case Study

    The congenital heart defect Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) while uncommon is treatable and will allow patients to live semi-normal lives. The most important part is early diagnosis so that treatment can be done in an orderly manner. While this is a disease that someone is born with it evolves into a chronic health threat requires constant observation and treatment. It is best managed most effectively by a group of Pediatric Cardiologists. Most children are treated by a team of Pediatric…

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  • Essay On Organ Transplants

    kidney into one and a pig kidney into the other. Both patients died. One of the limitations then, opposed to now was the lack of suitable organ donors. They were limited to using animal organs or organs from long deceased humans. The pioneer of cardiac/heart transplantation was an American surgeon named Norman Shumway. The modern immunosuppressive era came from the discovery of the immunosuppressant effects of cyclosporine in the mid-1700s. Cyclosporine is a drug with immunosuppressive…

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  • Essay On Mitral Valve

    the left atrium of the heart into the left ventricle. This valve is subject to a few different diseases and pathologies that affect its form and function. One of those diseases is mitral valve stenosis which is when the mitral opening between the left atrium and the left ventricle narrows and restricts the blood flow through it. The etiology, pathology and symptoms of mitral valve stenosis are well known and well documented which allows physicians to diagnose the disease with accurately with…

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