Heart disease

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  • Heart Murmur Essay

    Heart Murmurs and its Effect on the Body System Unusual or abnormal sounds that are heard during a heartbeat are referred to as heart murmurs. Murmurs can range from very faint to very loud and sometimes sound like a whooshing or a swishing noise. Although heart murmurs can be present at time of birth they can also be developed later in life as well. Heart murmurs are not diseases but can indicate an underlying heart problem. Normal heart beats usually make a “lub-dub” type of sound which…

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  • Cause Of Heart Attack Essay

    THE CAUSES OF HEART ATTACK The onset of heart attack is a result of a portion of cardiac muscle having necrosis, which is caused by an obstruction of a coronary artery through artherosclerosis, a thrombus or spasm. Heart attack often occurs when the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a section of the heart muscle becomes blocked which is mostly a result of coronary heart disease (NIH, 2012). According to National Institutes (NIH), Coronary heart disease is a condition that is as a result of a waxy…

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  • Acute Myocardial Infarction

    Introduction According to 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…

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  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Case Study

    cardiomyopathies. This disease affects the cardiovascular system. The heart has many important anatomical features. One of these being the ventricle of the heart. The ventricle of the heart is the main heart muscle that pumps blood. When HCM occurs the left ventricle within the heart thickens. When the thickening of the ventricle occurs there will be a decreased ventricular chamber volume, and abnormal ventricular relaxation. This deals with the diastolic aspect of the heart. Since the amount of…

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  • Circulatory System

    system the disease I choose ususally causes pain in the abdomen along with swelling in the lymph nodes on the sides of the neck and near the salivary glands. Last for the respiratory system I will be looking at the alveoli their purpose in the lungs and how the disease I’ve chosen affects their ability o function properly. The disease I’ve chosen for the circulatory system is arrthymogenicc right ventricular cardiomyopathy. For the lymphatic system I will be researching kikuchis disease, and…

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  • Heart Attack Conclusion

    Heart Disease in Women and their Unique Symptoms of a Heart Attack Introduction: Heart attacks are a very serious condition of the human body that require immediate attention. Heart attacks are known in the medical community as myocardial infarctions: myo- means muscle, cardio- means heart, -al means pertaining to; infarct means death of tissue (med term book). The parts come together as: tissue death pertaining to heart muscle (med term book). Each year, around one and half million cases of…

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  • Body System Case Study Essay

    improve the immune system by the body absorbing vitamins A and B6. These vitamins are very important to the immune system as vitamin A stimulates immunity and vitamin B6 aids in the production of antibodies which are used to fight infections and diseases. Vitamin C that the body will obtain from the balanced diet helps the digestive system by boosting the metabolism. If the patient follows the doctor’s recommendations of replacing the diet soda she drinks with two litres of water then it will…

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  • The Role Of Stress In CHD

    with CHD. The risk of death from depression is more severe than second-hand smoking. Being stress could lead to the development of other heart-related diseases such as heart attack, heart failure and many more. CHD occurs when there is a plaque build-up in the arteries, causing the arteries to be narrow, blocked and also hardens, restricting blood flow to the heart. Stress is often related to hostility of someone. Often times, people would find comfort by telling another individual about how or…

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  • The Million Hearts Campaign Initiative

    Unfortunately, in the United States, heart disease remains the number one cause of death in both males and females (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015). It is indicated, “About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year, that’s 1 in every 4 deaths” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015, p. 1). Fortunately, many healthcare providers/organizations recognize the current issue and current interventions are being implemented across the nation with…

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  • Cardiomyopathy Case Study

    Heart Attack Heart attack is the consequence and progression of worsening CAD. The coronary artery become partial of completely blocked and suddenly stop the blood flow. Without oxygen part of the heart become permanently damaged and loses its ability of contractility; resulting in scarred area or necrosis. These damage are permanent or irreversible (Mozaffarian et al., 2015). Cardiomyopathy Cardiomyopathy is a diseased heart muscle. The chambers of the heart enlarge and the heart muscle…

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