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    Ms. Barth presents in a hyper-adrenergic state that causes acute pulmonary hypertension. Consequently, this causes pulmonary edema due to an increased hyperstatic pressure. Globally, she has systemic hypertension a result of vascular spasms and increased heart rate. Symptomatically she feels hot, sweaty, and anxious due to vasoconstriction (increasing heat retention) stimulation of sweat glands, and increased norepinephrine. The cardiovascular system is dynamic and always changing to regulate blood flow to essential organs. Hypertension elevates the blood pressure within the ventricles which compresses the coronary vasculature, while on the other hand, downstream systemic vasculature and organs that receive the blood supply will be harmed as well. Consequently, ventricles will undergo hypertrophy due to a higher afterload, Vasculature elasticity will be compromised, and lastly highly perfused organs (heart, kidneys, and/or brain) will incur end-organ damage organs. Hypertensions effects on the heart is very significant and progressive. For instance, to accommodate for a higher afterload the vascular wall must response to this pressure overload by increasing the wall thickness, inevitably causing concentric hypertrophy. Histologically cells haven’t grown in size but rather increased side to side…

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    PONE-D-16-15391 PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES TO THE ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING IN PATIENTS WITH IDIOPATHIC PULMONARY ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION Dr Roberta Pulcheri Ramos Dear Dr Ramos, Thank you for submitting the above manuscript to PLOS ONE. During our internal evaluation of the manuscript, we found significant text overlap between your submission and the following previously published works, some of which you are an author. Ventilatory And Cardiocirculatory Exercise Profiles In Copd Boerrigter…

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    market after gaining approval from the Food And Drugs Administration, USA (FDA) on March 27, 1998 as a treatment of male erectile dysfunction is currently basking in eternal glory. But this time the drug is not on the focus for its heroic action against male erectile dysfunction but for its sheer brilliance in combating the deadly disease known as pulmonary hypertension. Well, from making the penis engorged with blood in the treatment of erectile dysfunction to redressing poor blood flow to the…

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    Pulmonary Hypertension is a condition that complicates virtually every level of patient care; from basic prehospital care to tertiary care in a hospital. Perhaps reason it remains as such a nuisance to health care providers is the fact that it is has a very gradual progression from chronic ailment to serious health problem sometimes taking a long time to develop more serious health problems. Pulmonary Hypertension in the most basic and literal sense is defined as increased blood pressure…

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    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;…

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    Pertussis, has proven itself to be an enigma to sustain protection against this acute respiratory infection in the world of epidemiology and remains endemic to the United States. There has been a vaccine for pertussis in widespread use for over sixty-five years. However, the incidence of pertussis remains high with teens to adults and proves itself deadly to infants under 8 weeks of age when intractable pulmonary hypertension leads to cardiac failure (Carrico, C, 2013). The lowest report in the…

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    Hypertension is a heterogeneous disorder that may result either from a specific cause (secondary hypertension) or from an underlying pathophysiologic mechanism of unknown etiology (primary or essential hypertension). Secondary hypertension accounts for fewer than 10% of cases, and most of these are caused by chronic kidney disease or renovascular disease. Other conditions causing secondary hypertension include pheochromocytoma, Cushing’s syndrome, hyperthyroidism, hyperparathyroidism, primary…

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    End-Stage COPD Case Study

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    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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    “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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    Pulmonary Embolism Did you know that just from sitting too long or just any type of prolonged immobility could sometimes be fatal? Life threatening 1/3 of people with undiagnosed and untreated Pulmonary Embolism don’t survive, can lead to Pulmonary Hypertension (PHTN), PHTN is a type of blood pressure that affects the arteries in your lungs and the right side of your heart. When lower extremities are horizontal for long lengths of time, the flow of the venous blood slows and blood can pool in…

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