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…
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…
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.  Historically, however, the rising occurrences of heart disease…
Blood Transfusions – Principles Questions
1. Different components of WBC’s? How much of blood is plasma?
2. Function of RBC antigens?
3. Which blood type is universal recipient? Universal donor
4. Important facts about Rh factors?
5. Most fatal hemolytic reactions result from?
6. What are the procedures for donor/recipient blood?
7. How long does a type and screen take? What does it determine?
8. Type and crossmatch take how long? What three phases are performed?
9. Type A…
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…
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.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan is a medical imaging technique that creates images from different angles the body for diagnostic purposes. The…
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…
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.
Height. Mr. Borg stands 5 feet 11 inches tall.
Weight. Mr. Borg weighs 210 pounds.
Vital signs. His vital signs are as follows,…
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…
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.
Upon a current assessment, Mr. Smith is 5 feet and 8 inches tall weighing…