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  • Pacemaker Case Study

    Assignment 2: Pacemaker causes death after contradiction with MRI scan A pacemaker is a medical device that is located in the chest area to regulate abnormal heart rate. This is possible with the generation of small amount of electric impulses that sends electrodes to contract the heart at its atrioventricular (AV) node. (PacemakerDiagram) Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a medical imaging technique that creates images from different angles the body for diagnostic purposes. The…

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  • Case Study Hypertension

    help lower high blood pressure (hypertension), and by managing stress, and preventing several health problems and keeping a good control on the weight. Smoking can injure the blood vessels walls and it can speed up the process of hardening of the arteries. The person can ask their doctor for…

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  • Case Study Of Dopamine

    and a nitroglycerin patch (Nitro-Dur). The ECG revealed that the distal two thirds of the left ventricle were akinetic, and his cardiac catheterization revealed that he had an 80% occlusion of the left coronary artery and severe diffuse disease of the left anterior descending coronary artery. Physical Examination Height. Mr. Borg stands 5 feet 11 inches tall. Weight. Mr. Borg weighs 210 pounds. Vital signs. His vital signs are as follows,…

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  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation Essay

    Introduction Mitral valve regurgitation, also called mitral regurgitation, is a condition in which blood leaks from the mitral valve in the heart. The mitral valve is located between the upper left chamber of the heart (left atrium) and the lower left chamber of the heart (left ventricle). Normally, this valve opens when the atrium pumps blood into the ventricle, and it closes when the ventricle pumps blood out to the body. Mitral valve regurgitation happens when the mitral valve does not close…

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  • A Case Study Of Mr. Smith's Blood Pressure

    minute. Mr. Smith is a social drinker who consumes a few drinks on the weekends. He also smokes cigarettes up to two packs a week. Mr. Smith’s paternal grandfather died of a stroke at the age of 55 and both of his parents have a history of coronary artery disease. Mr. Smith refuses to take any blood pressure medication prescribed by his doctor because he believes it will interfere with his sex life. Physical Examination: Upon a current assessment, Mr. Smith is 5 feet and 8 inches tall weighing…

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  • Peripheral Vascular Disease: A Case Study

    of the arteries. Atherosclerosis occurs when deposits of lipids and cholesterol obstruct and harden the arteries. This leads to progressive narrowing of the artery. When this takes place in the peripheral vessels, blood flow id compromised to the lower extremities, and is known as PVD/PAD. There are actually three types of Peripheral Vascular Disease. Type 1(10-15% of patients) involves the aorta and ileac arteries, type 2 (~ 25% of patients) involve the aorta and the common and external…

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  • Atherosclerosis: Common Cardiovascular Disease

    Atherosclerosis is the process of plaque formation within medium to large arteries. The actual cause of the pathology is unknown; however, there are many risk factors that contribute to atherosclerosis including: cigarette smoking, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes…

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  • The Effects Of Chronic Stress

    Modern day society is constantly moving and eliciting high profiles and demands while carrying with it both physical and psychological effects. These effects are commonly known as stress. Every person in this world has been under some sort of stress, whether it be big or small. How we react to the strain on both our minds and bodies can determine how well we cope under this prolonged stress, or better known as chronic stress. When presented under tension our bodies react by operating…

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  • Fitness And Nutrition

    Saturated fats are the bad type of fat. Saturated fat raises the levels of blood cholesterol and can clots arteries. It is found in animal products such as beef, pork, chicken, milk, ice crème, and cheese. Trans fats are also artery clogging fats, and are just as bad as saturated fats. They are created through hydrogenation, a process that turns liquid fat into solids like margarine or shortening. Unsaturated fats are…

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  • The Effects Of Stress On The Body

    There’s no denying that were all humans that have emotions and live everyday life with some form of stress. The actual cause for stress differs in many ways that just having something ru-in a day. The mental effects that stress can have on one’s body making hard to function throughout the day. Scientific research and statistical studies show many ties to long term effects that stress can have. The effects that stress can have on the body can very well be both mental and physical. It’s not a…

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