Coronary artery bypass surgery

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  • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery: A Literature Review

    Introduction Coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) is becoming a common practice in our society with approximately 469,000 procedures occurring each year (Pick, 2008). Recovering from this surgery not only entails a long physical recovery, but it can also have an emotional effect on the patient. The emotional well-being of the patient can have a negative consequence on the recovery of the patient. Added stress and depression after the surgery could lead to a complicated recovery and possible readmission to the hospital. Two studies reviewed focused on addressing the effect of depression and anxiety on the quality of life after surgery and the adverse effect of stressors on patient’s recovery after a CABG (Tully, Baker, Turnbull, Winefield, & Knight, 2009; Parvan, Zamanzadeh, Dizji, Shabestari, &Safaie, 2013), discovering ways to decrease the amount of stress and anxiety experienced by the patient could help improve patient outcomes. Literature Review Tully et al. (2009) studied 193 patients who were first time CABG surgery patients between January 1999 and December 2005 at a medical center in South Australia. The purpose of the study was to explore the role of depression and anxiety in relation to…

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  • Cardiopulmonary Bypass Report

    1 Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) 1.1 Introduction Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death globally. Different types of cardiac operations are performed every day in hospitals varying in complexity to treat several lesions such as coronary artery bypass graft, heart valve replacement and total heart replacement. Cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) is a crucial technique employed in the majority of these operations (Punjabi and Taylor 2013). It takes over the function of the heart and…

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  • Reflective Essay: How Southern Style Changed My Life

    On a cold October morning in 2009, my grandfather had coronary artery bypass surgery. He had been to multiple physicians to assess the health of his heart months prior and was finally scheduled to have the surgery at Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg, MS. I can remember sitting in the waiting room with my family as the clock slowly ticked by during his procedure. As you can imagine, my mind was racing. In my lifetime, none of my immediate family members (that I could remember) had ever had a…

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  • Distributive Justice Case Study Nursing

    Two options are offered by Dr. Kenton. The first is the option of doing coronary artery bypass surgery that provides an 80% chance of getting rid of the patient’s angina (Munson, 2012, p. 726). The second option is managing the patient’s angina strictly by medical treatment, such as medications and diet. The patient’s main concern was their angina and making the pain go away. The doctor tells the patient that medical treatment is not as effective on angina pains as surgery. After the doctor went…

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  • Reflection On Critical Assessment And Assessment In Clinical Assessment

    further and found out that she had cough (not productive of sputum), orthopnea, ankle swelling, weight gain, fatigue, problem with her sight, limitation of movement, joint pain, transient loss of consciousness in the past (lasting less than 2minutes). There were no fits, no history of weakness in her face or limbs, no fever, no wheezing, no difficulty swallowing, no abdominal pain. Her past medical history was significant as she had series of health conditions. Firstly, she suffered…

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  • Communication Skills: Paraphrasing Relationships

    have adopted three main communication skills to practice: “You” and “I” statements, Paraphrasing, and Perception Checks. The following will allow the individual to see how these skill-sets have affected my attitude towards interpersonal communication, and moreover how effective communication may influence the perceptions we convey to others. Embarking on this communication application has permitted me to advance both my knowledge of the subject as well as my own gratification within my…

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  • Reason For Choosing Nursing School

    academic success in nursing school, (E) support system to help balance personal, work, and academic obligations. (A) Reasons for Choosing Nursing When I originally started school I wanted to be a teacher. I loved kids so it seamed like a logical choice as a career. As I got to my junior year of college however, I realized that I liked teaching but I didn’t love it, I just loved the kids. To help pay my expenses during school I got my CNA certification and began working in a skilled…

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  • Essay On Coronary Artery Bypass

    getting enough rest, which they are correct. Some people do not do that and they have a higher risk of developing heart diseases. When that happens many have to undergo a Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. A Coronary Artery Bypass is when the unhealthy secretions of your coronary arteries are bypassed with strong artery or vein grafts to increase blood flow to the heart…

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  • St. Mary's Hospital: A Case Study

    cardiac surgery unit at St. Mary’s Hospital. In this professional practice experience, I received the opportunity of caring for a female client who unfortunately suffered a myocardial infarction and subsequently received coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Whilst caring for my client, I observed her using her incentive spirometer (IS) which is a standard protocol for PO CABG patients on the unit. This event reminded me of a prior clinical experience on a general PO surgical unit where…

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  • Health Benefits Of Exercise Essay

    Exercise, being fit, and staying active are all important for maintaining one’s health. Exercise is important because it controls weight, and is beneficial to the mind and body. Without exercise, being inactive can lead to diseases such as coronary heart disease, osteoporosis, and colon cancer, according to Harvard researchers. Coronary heart disease, or Atherosclerosis, is a disease in which plaque, a waxy substance, is built up in the coronary arteries. Plaque can harden or break open after a…

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