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  • Personal Narrative Essay: Three Open Heart Surgery

    The doctors gave him medication to slow down the closing of the ductus arteriosus and foramen ovale in the heart so blood could be pumped to both the lungs and the rest of his body by the right ventricle. His first open heart surgery was successful. The surgeon’s performed the Norwood Procedure which basically removed the wall separating the atrium and also attached the pulmonary trunk to the aorta. This procedure was the first of three open heart surgeries that are performed on children with HLHS. We were unable to hold our baby for the first few weeks of his life and seeing him, hooked up to all those machines, looking so helpless, broke my heart. I wished with all of my heart that I could take away the pain that he was going through, but I was just as helpless in this situation as he was. During his recovery from the first surgery, my wife and I basically lived in the hospital. We got to know the nurses and doctors extremely well. We don’t know what we would have done without them. As time went on, we got more hopeful as our baby began showing signs of improvement. However, we knew that he still had at least…

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  • Cardiac Cycle Research Paper

    circuit. From the heart blood flows through large muscular arteries, then into smaller and smaller arteries, then arterioles and finally to the capillaries. It’s in the capillaries where the diffusion process takes place to exchange molecules of oxygen and nutrients for carbon dioxide of nearby cells, after leaving the capillaries blood is collected into venules the smallest of veins then into veins of increasing size until it reaches the heart [6]. The right side of the heart receives blood…

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  • Congenital Heart Disease Essay

    birth the closure of the ductus arteriosus (DA) should occur about 15 hours after birth though functional closure may be delayed for up to 3 months of life. Thus, an open DA is the functional indicator of congenital heart disease. The primitive heart tube undergoes adjustments in the first trimester to become the heart. The heart is made up of four chambers: the right atrium, the left atrium, the right ventricle, and the left ventricle. There are two atrioventricular valves: the…

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  • Ventricular Obstacles Of The Human Body

    of the left ventricle, mainly the free wall, while the other third of the left ventricle is constrained by right ventricular pressure (Shier et al., 2015). The main function of the pericardium is to restrain the heart by limiting the ventricular dilation and equalizing the compliance between the right and left ventricles (Katritsis et al., 2013). This means that the pericardium allows the heart room to expand, but will resist excessive expansion during ventricular filling (Rizzo, 2016). 2.3.…

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  • Ayurvedic Management Of Hridroga Case Study

    Article 69: Ayurvedic Management of Hridroga Introduction The cardiovascular system consists of the heart and blood-vessels (with their contained fluid, blood). The heart is a muscular organ and pumps blood to all parts of the human body by the process of contraction. Pure-.oxygenated blood is carried by the dhamani (arteries) and impure-deoxygenated blood by the sira (veins). Some common cardiac ailments and there Ayurvedic management is discussed below High blood pressure (Hypertension)…

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  • Vascular Smooth Muscle Cells Case Study

    Vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) and extracellular matrix (ECM): Blood vessels, include arteries that transport blood from the heart to the systemic circulation, and veins that transport blood back again into the heart. A remarkable change in blood vessel structure and function happened, with the emergence of a high-pressure, pulsatile circulatory system in vertebrates. Blood vessels then evolved from simple tubes for channeling blood or other body fluids from a low-pressure heart. According…

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  • Conclusion Of Coronary Artery Disease

    This presentation will summarize what Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is, so the patient and family will have a better understanding of the disease. Coronary Artery Disease is thought to “begin in early childhood and is evident in the teenage years” (http://www.heart.org/). The plaque keeps building up each year and stays with a person for life. As a person ages the risks of coronary artery disease becomes higher with the type of lifestyle a person chooses. “The leading causes of CAD are “high…

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  • Eisenmenger Syndrome Analysis

    “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 article “Eisenmenger…

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  • Transposition Of The Great Arteries Essay

    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…

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  • The Serous Nervous System

    peritoneal cavity. The arrow could have reached the posterior mediastinum. b) “Identify and describe the organs and any other membranes that may have been affected by the first arrow.” The first arrow might have reached the pericardium and pericardial cavities on the posterior mediastinum and the posterior thoracic wall causing damage to the membranes in the vicinity. It is likely that it affected organs such as heart, the inferior vena cava, the aorta and the pulmonary artery. This…

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