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    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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    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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    Myocardial Infarction (MI) commonly known as heart attack occur when blood supply is interrupted, causing damage or death of the heart cells. What causes the heart muscle to lose its blood supply? Usually, the loss of the heart's blood supply is caused by the total blockage of a coronary artery by a blood clot on a cholesterol plaque in the artery. Cholesterol is a fatty chemical which is a part of the outer lining of cells in the body. Cholesterol plaque is the formation of a hard substance…

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    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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    million deaths globally in 2013 [1, 2], therefore it is the major cause of death worldwide. It remains responsible for about 30-35% of all deaths in individuals over the age of 35, although both the prevalence and morbidity rates of coronary artery disease have declined in the developed countries over the past three decades due to prevention and modern pharmacological and invasive treatment possibilities. It has…

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    The fact is heart disease remains the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States (Amsterdam et al., 2014). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2015) estimate that 735,000 Americans suffer heart attacks each year. Although chest pain does not always signify a person is having a heart attack, the most reliable way to rule out this frightening possibility is a visit to the nearest emergency room for appropriate testing. Contrary to popular belief, the overwhelming…

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    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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    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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    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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    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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