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  • Hypertension: The Four Ethical Principles In Medical Practice

    force in the arteries when blood pumped by the heart hits the walls of arteries is known as blood pressure . When the heart contracts,the highest pressure in the arteries is known as the systolic pressure . Whereas , the lowest pressure in the arteries in between two heart beats is referred to as diastolic pressure . A normal individual would have a blood pressure of below 120/80 mmHg. High blood pressure or otherwise known as hypertension is a condition when the force in the arteries are…

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  • 2.2 Effect Of Pranayama Case Study

    2.2 Effect of Pranayama on the Human Body Pranayama is a breathing exercise performed in yoga. There are various types of pranayama differing in frequency, rhythm, intensity and flow of breathing. One form of pranayama is alternate nose breathing. In this type of pranayama the practitioner blocks one nostril and breathes in. Switching nostrils, the practitioner breathes out from the other nostril. This process is cycled through. One such study evaluating the effects of alternate nose…

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  • Septic Shock Case Studies

    SHOCK Salve Aguilar West Coast University Pathophysiology Dr. Isabelle Tardif July 17, 2015 Abstract The case identifies the type of shock that CC encountered right after his traumatic accident. He was experiencing hypovolemic shock as evidenced by low blood pressure and increased heart rate. To increase his cardiac output, fluid therapy was initiated. However, due to CC’s multiple abrasions sustained from the accident, and invasive lines attached to him, it placed him at risk for…

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  • Amaurosis Fugax Case Study

    in one eye. The loss of vision in the affected eye may be total or partial. It usually lasts just a few seconds or minutes. Then, it returns to normal. Occasionally, it may last for several hours. This is caused by interruption of blood flow to the artery that supplies blood to the retina (lining at the back of the eye, contains nerves needed for sight). The temporary loss of blood flow causes symptoms similar to a stroke. The family of symptoms that happen from a loss of blood flow is called a…

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  • Root Cause Analysis In Nursing

    The Policy problem A. Root Cause Analysis The scenario consists of a 67 year-old male arriving at the emergency room (ER) due to a fall. The patient exhibits increased respirations, edema in the calf, possible hip fracture, and pain ten of ten. Past history of elevated cholesterol and lipids, chronic back pain for which he takes medications of atorvastatin and oxycodone. Patient receives diazepam and hydromorphone, but is not monitored appropriately. Respiratory depression occurs along with…

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  • Oedema Case Study Essay

    carefully in the home; the care team provided instructions to Jill on how to store the oxygen correctly. See appendix 2 for side effects and more information about oxygen. Fortunately, Jill was a non-smoker and her four litres of oxygen seemed to be working for her. Unfortunately, Jill was overweight at 115 kg which had to be addressed and probably assisted in the maturation of her CHF. Furthermore, it did not help with her shortness of breath as moving around with her physique was not easy and…

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  • Malignant Mesothelioma Research Paper

    Malignant mesothelioma is considered as an aggressive form of cancer and giving out accurate prognosis is not that easy. Prognosis for patients diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma is somehow discouraging since it has a long latency period. In most cases, it is only identified when it is in a radical stage already. What is malignant mesothelioma? It is a rare tumor of mesothelial cells and it mostly affects the pleura (the lining that shields the lungs). Most people diagnosed with…

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  • Eisenmenger Syndrome Analysis

    According to the article “Eisenmenger Syndrome in Children” by Ayden and Brass (2017), it is considered an “advanced form of Pulmonary Hypertension.” Pulmonary Hypertension is where the “arteries that carry blood from the heart to the lungs become narrow.” When these arteries become narrow, the pressure within these arteries rise to dangerous levels making the heart have to work harder to pump the blood back to the lungs, this eventually begins to damage the lungs (para. 1). According to the…

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  • Cardiovascular System Questions And Answers

    organs; maintaining homeostasis; and transport gases, waste, and hormones. The different types of blood vessels are: arteries, capillaries, and veins. The vessels that carry blood towards the heart are veins and the vessels that carry blood away from the heart are arteries. Gas exchange occurs in the capillaries. 2. Describe the layers of blood vessels. Describe the differences between arteries and veins. The layers of blood vessels are: a hollow interior (lumen), contains an outer…

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  • Pacemaker And Icd Similarities

    The second device is the implantable cardioverter defibrillator(ICD), which works by noticing when the heart is converting into an unwanted rhythm and shocking the heart until it returns to its normal rhythm. Although an ICD has some similarities to the pacemaker it also has some big differences. The pacemaker and ICD are both implanted the same way, just under the skin of the chest or in the abdomen. Implanting the device is a minor procedure today and is common. Most people only need to stay…

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