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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 indicates the sound of the heart valves closing as the blood moves through the heart (www.mayoclinic.com). Some of the common conditions that can lead up to a heart murmur are anemia, high blood pressure, overactive thyroid, and fevers. There are two types…

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  • Heart Murmur Research Paper

    Heart murmurs are constantly diagnosed in people, but what do heart murmurs do? Does it harm the host? It all depends on the type. From there, we dig deeper. According to http://www.madsci.org/posts/archives/1999-08/933633819.Me.r.html, Heart murmur is the sound that is made because the blood passing through the heart’s valves and chambers make a sound. Sometimes, the valve doesn’t open entirely, and the blood goes back to the chamber it just left. When that happens, it makes a swishing noise,…

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  • Heart Murmur Case Study

    The nurse will want to listen to see how loud the heart murmur is. Once she listens she will need to rate the murmur on a scale of 1 to 6, with 6 being the loudest. When listening to the murmur the nurse needs to note on what position on the heart the murmur is located. For example, is it on the back of the heart? She should listen to the pitch of the murmur. It is high, medium or low-pitched. What things affects the sounds. Does moving the infant or laying the infant in a certain position.…

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  • Palpable Murmur Research Paper

    “A heart murmur is an extra or unusual sound heard during a heartbeat. Murmurs range from very faint to very loud. Sometimes they sound like a whooshing or swishing noise.” (National Institute of Health). Heart murmurs originate from the heart, causing an abnormal beating of the heart. They can be heard by the individual, making turbulent and rushing sounds. “A thrill by definition is a palpable murmur, so the term “palpable thrill” is redundant. A thrill should be identified as present or…

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  • Pathologic Heart Smooth Essay

    Pathologic heart murmurs are the number one birth defect in infants. It affects 36,000 infants in the United States. Many children can die from it, but many children can also survive it. Infants can be born with it, and they can also develop the disease as they grow older, in this essay, we will explain to you the causes of heart murmurs, the treatment of heart murmurs, and the symptoms of heart murmurs. Pay attention, because your son can be born with this. Causes of heart murmurs Pathologic…

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  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Essay

    Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the second most common form of heart muscle disease and is the number one cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes. It affects approximately one in 500 adults in the United States. HCM is a genetically determined heart muscle disease caused by more than 1400 mutations in 11 or more genes encoding proteins of the cardiac sarcomere (Maron & Maron, 2013). HCM is characterized by left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) of various morphologies with a wide…

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  • Echocardiography Case Study

    well as palpitations. Physical examination revealed a high pulse pressure of 70 mm Hg, mid-systolic murmur and an occasional mid-diastolic sound suggestive of structural heart abnormalities. Question: What is an echocardiogram and how is it used diagnostically? Generate: Echocardiography is a modality that uses sound waves to visualize the structures of the heart. In general, a transducer emits high-pitched ultrasound waves (4-30 MHz) which bounce off different parts of the heart; the echoed…

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  • Intraventricular Observation

    Physiology Murmurs are the product of intense blood flow across inflexible, calcified valves; faulty valves that permit reverse blood flow (regurgitation); faulty (deviant openings) in the septum, aorta, or pulmonary artery; or abnormally high velocity of blood flow through a normal structure. Supposedly blood generally flows soundlessly through the heart; yet, these conditions can generate tumultuous blood flow resulting in auscultation of swooshing or gusty sound over the precordium (Weber &…

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  • Case Study: Assessing Heart And Neck Vessels

    Assessing Heart and Neck Vessels Physiology Blood usually flows through the heart silently, but when there is a swooshing or blowing sound heard upon auscultation it is referred to as turbulent blood flow (Weber & Kelley, 2014). This occurs in a variety of conditions such as increased blood velocity, structural valve defects, valve malfunctions, and abnormal chamber openings (Weber & Kelley, 2014). The heart has four chambers two atria, which are the upper chambers of the heart and two…

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  • Ventricular Defects Case Study

    Cardiovascular Dysfunction, congenital heart defects occur in about 5 to 8 of every 1000 live births, and 2 to 3 of those affected will be symptomatic within the first year of life (Hockenberry, 2014). When looking at the different pathophysiologies of congenital heart defects, the most common form of defect is the ventricular septal defect or VSD and there are genetic and environmental factors that affect incident rate. Ventricular septal defects can result in complications with perfusion,…

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