Deaths from myocardial infarction

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  • The Importance Of The Library Card By Richard Wright

    reading” (Wright). For Wright, having the ability to read was a blessing; however, having the capacity to express his feelings in a more analytical way through his new understanding led him to realize the relatively poor quality of life he lived as a segregated man in the South. His ongoing sense of personal disgust is displayed in this quotation: “I could make up to Bess and marry her and inherit the house. But that, too, would be the life of a slave; if I did that, I would crush to death something within me, and I would hate myself as much as I knew the whites already hated those who had submitted” (Wright). As Wright was a man living during racial oppression, his gain in awareness defeated him by unlocking the doors of resentment. It was the power in knowledge that deviated from its appealing ideal and conformed to an intimate lack in self-esteem for both Douglass and Wright. As a revelation emerges from knowledge, freedom became an idea that both Douglass and Wright came to understand was far from reach; this aspect of their comprehension was a curse. For Frederick Douglass, living during the time of slavery is an extreme adversity, which he contributes to the power of knowledge. His discovery of the concept of freedom is shown in the statement: “ You will be free as soon as you are twenty-one, but I am a slave for life! Have not I as good a right to be free as you have?” (Douglass 134). Douglass’s conversation with the young white boys introduces to him the…

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  • Myocardial Ischaemia Case Study

    Myocardial Ischemia Introduction A 55-year old, male truck driver, presents with crushing central chest pain which has radiated to his neck and occurred on rest. On arrival, the patient was pale and clammy, demonstrated shortness of breath. his pulse rate was 120 beats per minute, blood pressure 150/70 and his oxygen saturation level was 96%. The patient presented with chest pain due to myocardial ischaemia. Myocardial ischaemia is a disease caused by a coronary artery obstruction which reduces…

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  • Myocardial Infarction Paper

    Globally and within the United States, myocardial infarctions are a concerning health problem. There is work being done to prevent and catch myocardial infarctions early, such as studying the influenza vaccine for prevention, and the Million Hearts Initiative. There can be a reduction in the number of myocardial infarctions occurring every year, through the proper teaching by and to providers, interventions to reduce the risk of having a myocardial infarction, and by researching new preventive…

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  • Acute Myocardial Infarction

    the American Heart Association, heart disease accounts for more than 17.3 million deaths a year and this number is expected to grow to more than 23.6 million in 2030. There are several types of heart disease, one of them being acute myocardial infarction also known as heart attack. Myocardial infarction is the damaging or death of an area of the heart muscle caused by blockage in the blood supply of that area. Myocardial infarction happens when the arteries become blocked causing blood flow to…

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  • Atherosclerosis Case Study

    It is understood that even though some patients may have critical flow limitation to a vital organ, they may still survive for many years (Boudi, 2015). If lifestyle changes or pharmaceutical treatments are not utilized most individuals with atherosclerosis will incur one of the following acute events: A myocardial infarction, or heart attack, will occur if an artery that supplies oxygen to the heart muscle is blocked; a stroke will occur if an artery that supplies oxygen to the brain is…

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  • Cardiovascular Disease Pathophysiology

    Cardiovascular Diseases and its Pathophysiology Cardiovascular disease accounts for the major health care problem and leading cause of death in the US. Based on the recent statistics from the CDC (2016), almost 610,000 Americans die of heart-related ailments. The prevalence of this disease is such that it dramatically increase the health care costs approximately $ 207 billion in a year (CDC, 2016). Pathophysiological Process In normal conditions, the heart pumps blood through the arteries and…

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  • Heart Attack Conclusion

    Heart Disease in Women and their Unique Symptoms of a Heart Attack Introduction: Heart attacks are a very serious condition of the human body that require immediate attention. Heart attacks are known in the medical community as myocardial infarctions: myo- means muscle, cardio- means heart, -al means pertaining to; infarct means death of tissue (med term book). The parts come together as: tissue death pertaining to heart muscle (med term book). Each year, around one and half million cases of…

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  • Acute Myocardial Infarction In Nursing

    Mr. Canton displayed early onset symptoms of an acute myocardial infarction according to the nurse’s assessment and an EKG that presented ST elevation. As shown on the EKG, elevation is a sign of immediate concern resulting from depolarization and repolarizing of the left ventricle. “Plaque progression, disruption, and clot formation are the same for myocardial infarction as they are for angina” (Understanding Pathophysiology, 2016, p. 620). Myocardial Infarction In early stages of congestive…

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  • Cholecystectomy Case Summary

    MI is the significant damage and death of heart muscles caused by a compromised blood flow. When blood flow to the heart is blocked by a blockage of a coronary artery, oxygen delivery to the heart muscles is compromised as well. According to Macon and Yu (2012), most common recognized sings of an acute MI are: anxiety, cough, tachycardia, pain in the chest, back, jaw or other areas of the body, and shortness of breath. In our case study, Mrs. S on the postoperative day 2 complained of…

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  • Case Study On Myocardial Infarction

    The patient was admitted into a small, rural hospital at 1900 for an ongoing complaint of unrelieved indigestion. The patient, 48 year old male has a history of and is presently involved with smoking. After admission into the hospital it is ruled out that the patient underwent a rule out myocardial infarction with further testing involving a cardiac catheterization to be done after admission upon a separate medical center. The patient also presents to the hospital with a history of a high-fat…

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