Pulmonary hypertension

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  • Case Study Pulmonary Hypertension

    mother, wife, and daughter, was diagnosed with a rare medical condition known as Pulmonary Hypertension which affects the pressures in the heart and lungs. The disease had been misdiagnosed over a year before a very special doctor gave the family hope; this is Helen’s journey with a terminal illness. Beginning the spring of 2015, Helen’s symptoms were present. She thought she had a cold due to the weather change. Helen was experiencing a cough, runny nose, shortness of breath, and tiredness; she felt miserable. Her husband, Paul, recalls telling her to go to the doctor because the symptoms persisted longer than the length…

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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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  • Respiratory Distress Syndrome Case Study

    TERMINOLOGY CLINICAL CLARIFICATION • Acute respiratory distress syndrome {ARDS) is a condition of dysfunctional gas exchange {i.e., pulmonary interstitial and alveolar edema progressing to advanced fibrosis) that is characterized by acute onset, bilateral pulmonary infiltrates, severe hypoxia, the absence of evidence of left atrial hypertension, and a significant risk of mortality.25 DIAGNOSIS CLINICAL PRESENTATION • History o The patient may be in present with complaints of acute dyspnea and…

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  • End-Stage COPD Case Study

    1. Describe the procedure/surgery and/or treatment and include associated complications I assisted in the care of two patients while in the critical care unit today. One of my patients was suffering from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, while the other was experiencing an outbreak of shingles. The patient with end-stage COPD was a 57-year-old female patient, who has been hospitalized for shortness of breath related to her COPD numerous times in the past few months. Throughout my…

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  • Heart Murmur Case Study

    Some of the less common side effects that the nurse should be monitoring for are edema, vomiting, nausea, rash and prolonged bleeding. The nurse needs to monitor for rhinitis, asthma, and urticaria. They should assess the infant for skin rash. If a rash is present, the ibuprofen should be stopped immediately. She respiratory status, heart rate, blood pressure, echocardiogram and heart sounds should be done routinely during therapy. Davis drug guide 9. If undetected and untreated, how might…

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  • Essay On Preeclampsia

    Hypertension is the most common medical disorder in pregnancy ranging from 12% to 22%, and is directly responsible for 17.6% of maternal deaths in the United States (Davidson, 2012, p. 461). Hypertension in pregnancy is classified into four groups: preeclampsia-eclampsia, chronic hypertension, chronic hypertension with superimposed eclampsia, and gestational hypertension. The most common type of hypertensive disorder in pregnancy is preeclampsia. Preeclampsia is a syndrome that affects…

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  • Acute Kidney Injury Essay

    Increased extracellular fluid losses: hemorrhage B. Gastrointestinal fluid loss: vomiting, diarrhea, enterocutaneous fistula C. Renal fluid loss: diuretics, osmotic diuresis, hypoadrenalism, nephrogenic diabetes insipidus D. Extravascular sequestration: burns, pancreatitis, severe hypoalbuminemia (hypoproteinemia) E. Decreased intake: dehydration, altered mental status II. Altered renal hemodynamics resulting in hypoperfusion A. Low cardiac output state: diseases of the myocardium,…

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  • Chest Pain Case Study

    II. Health Problems for Further Assessment and Follow-up Chronic Respiratory Disease Based on Mr. Jim’s history of cigarette smoking, the chronic respiratory disease that he could be suffering from is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is primarily caused by cigarette smoking and is typified by partially reversible, progressive airway obstruction, systemic manifestations, lung inflation, and increased severity and frequency of exacerbations (O’Donnell et al. 2007, p. 5). Jim’s…

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  • 5 Stages Of Renal Failure

    There are several key clinical manifestations with in the systems that appear with kidney disease. Neurological manifestations associated kidney disease with uremia includes lethargy, seizures, or coma which is an indicator for encephalopathy. Cardiovascular manifestations and uremia include result from fluid overload cardiomyopathy, hypertension, edema, and heart failure as well as extra heart sounds. Urinary manifestations such as polyuria occur early in the disease but as it progresses it…

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  • Essay On Pulmonary Fibrosis

    Pulmonary Fibrosis is a very serious disease in which most people live from 3-5 years after being diagnosed. Regular Pulmonary Fibrosis, abbreviated as PF, is a disease in which your lungs become scarred, and when they scar they do not heal. The tissue deep inside lungs becomes thick and stiff. The scarring is called fibrosis, and pulmonary means of or relating to the lungs. The scars make it difficult for the oxygen to pass through the air sacs into the bloodstream. The damage is visible by…

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