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  • Coronary Artery Disease Case Study

    Coronary Artery Disease Levi Gatherwright Morehead State University Coronary Artery Disease Coronary Artery Disease, CAD for short, is caused by a buildup of plaque in the coronary arteries that supply the heart with oxygenated blood. The plaque (Atheroma) is a waxy like substance that consists of calcium, lipid compounds, and blood clotting compounds such as macrophages and fibrin. The buildup takes many years to accumulate; the plaque eventually swells the arterial wall restricting blood…

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  • Animal Physiology Lab Report

    Introduction: The heart rate of an animal can be used as an indicator to identify when a stimulus evokes a reaction from the animal. Specifically in the case of humans’, there tends to be the cognitive ability to physically withhold a reaction from a stimulus and mask the involuntary reaction. However, the heart rate reacts immediately after a stimulus, and is not reigned in or controlled cognitively, so could the heart potentially be a true indicator of an individuals reaction to a stimulus?…

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  • Heart Rate Experiment

    Abstract The purpose of this exercise laboratory experiment was to, analyse and observe the role that exercise plays in affecting the blood pressure and heart rate of a patient, with and without the consumption of caffeine. In this experiment, a cycle ergometer (Monark 824E, Monark Exercise, Sweden) was used in an incremental style type exercise that measured the fourteen healthy participants blood pressure and heart rate at various interval stages. The blood pressure and heart rate were…

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  • Mindfulness Exercise: Raisin Meditation

    4. Notice how it feels to fully focus on your inhale. As you inhale, notice any particular feelings of tension or strain, and notice the sensation of your lungs and abdomen filling up as you inhale. 5. Now gently shift your awareness to focus more on your exhale. With each exhale, notice what it’s like to feel your breath passing out through your nostrils. And observe, without judgment, anything that you feel in your body. 6. For the next few minutes, continue to breathe gently and evenly.…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

    Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, is an emergency procedure taken to restore spontaneous blood circulation and breathing for someone who is in cardiac arrest (“Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation”). Cardiac arrest is the sudden loss of blood flow from the heart’s spontaneous shut down (“Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation”). Some people think of the fake dummies used in CPR classes or learning about it at swim lessons. Some people think of Bee Gee’s song “Stayin’ Alive”, but there’s a lot more to…

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  • Cardiac Catheterization Lab

    coronary arteries (Smeltzer, 2011). Upon arriving at 0720 the nurse manager greeted me and the other student, and gave us a quick tour of the control area and examination room. We were informed about the safety precautions used to protect ourselves from imaging equipment and the patient 's from infection and were instructed to wear a lead apron, surgical…

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  • Transposition Of The Great Arteries Essay

    Description of Disease Transposition of the great arteries is a life threatening congenital heart defect. In transposition of the great arteries, the two main arteries, the aorta and the pulmonary artery, are reversed. These arteries are responsible for carrying blood away from the heart through the left or right ventricle depending on whether the blood has been oxygenized or not. In a normal heart, there is a constant blood flow pattern in which blood is cycled from the body to the heart, the…

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  • Public Health Essay: The Problem Of Cardiovascular Disease

    Ancient Egyptian mummies from the BC era were found to have had traces of heart disease, particularly with the presence of atherosclerosis or the narrowing of arteries. Grecian and Roman societies also show proof of cardiovascular disease’ ancient presence- they often recognized it by the chest ache so characteristic that precedes a heart attack. [3] Historically, however, the rising occurrences of heart disease…

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  • Blood Confusion Essay

    immunomodulatory effects 5. Preserved platelet function 6. Avoidance of hypothermia 7. Less expensive 50. Contraindications to acute normovolemic hemodilution? Major complications? Contraindications: 1. Anemia 2. Decreased renal function 3. CAD 4. Carotid disease 5. Pulmonary disease 6. Liver disease 7. Inadequate vascular access Major Complications: 1. Myocardial…

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  • The Serous Nervous System

    Question 1. a) “What serosal cavities have been penetrated by the 1st arrow?” The pleural cavity and pericardial cavity have been penetrated by the 1st arrow as they tend to appear in the thoracic cavity on the left side of the chest. b) “Explain the location, the microscopic characteristics of the serous membrane, and the purpose of the serous membrane.” The serous membrane, the peritoneum is located within cavities of the abdomen and the pelvis. Pleura are found in the thoracic cavity…

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