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    Introduction Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is a world wide health problem resulting in one-fifth of unexpected deaths in the western world. Ventricular fibrillation (VF) is one of the life-threatening arrhythmias contributing to the increasing number of individuals needing urgent medical assistance (Wellens, Gorgels & Munter, 2013). The following case study will explore a complex critically ill patient who has suffered from a ventricular tachycardia (VT) and VF due to dilated left ventricle (LV) with severe segmental systolic function. The case study will review the pathophysiology of the patient’s current health problem and will further investigate the primary interventions in relationship to evidence based practice. Sudden Cardiac Death SCD…

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    In 2015, 51% of firefighter line-of-duty fatalities were caused by sudden cardiac death. This is a staggering static that exemplifies the importance of health and nutrition within the career. Firefighters are well known for having poor eating habits, some say it’s due to the nature of the job which includes shift work and sleep deprivation, which can lead to unhealthy lifestyles. “Research that shows most firefighters get less than the recommended 150 min of moderate to high-intensity exercise…

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    Syncope: A Case Study

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    ischemia. Syncope is also referred to as transient loss of consciousness (Grimes, 2014)." Syncope is considered the most common medical emergency in dental offices around the world (Grimes, 2014). It can most likely occur when blood pressure is too low (hypotension) and the heart is not pumping enough oxygen to the brain. It can be benign or a symptom of an underlying medical condition (American Heart Association, 2017). Syncope can be caused due to conditions that have several causes, ranging…

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    Brugada Syndrome

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    this discussion, I will be discussing a fairly rare cardiovascular disease known as Brugada syndrome. Not only will I discuss the disease itself, but I will also discuss the limited treatment options and the abundant amount of research and scientific facts found by several different organizations on whether or not we can predict the risks of this disease. Brugada syndrome is a disease that is characterized by an abnormal heartbeat. This cardiovascular disease mostly occurs in the later years of…

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    Sudden cardiac deaths in young athletes still remain unsolved, the effect of high intense training puts the heart under immense stress. In both the United States and Europe it has been reported these deaths are usually due to undetected cardiovascular disease and seem to be increasing (Maron et al. 2007) Many prevention methods have been created to reduce the risk of cardiac deaths in young athletes, such as Pre-participation screening like, the electrocardiography (ECG) screening programme in…

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    Lawrence, the president of Downing Digital Healthcare Partners said, “Customers just aren’t aware of the prevalence of sudden cardiac arrest.” Each year in the United States over 424,000 victims are being affected all ages, in Hawaii, Native Hawaiians are 1.7 times (over 70%) more likely to die from heart disease than other race. To prevent this from happening to all citizens, CFL (Certification for Life) wants to increase funding for more access to an AED. Our goal as the CFL is to train…

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    Herbie, he was named after her father Herbert. Herbie died at four months from sudden infant death syndrome, but was otherwise a healthy baby boy. She has also given her daughter, Kelly, any memories (such as pictures) of Herbie to maintain as a family heirloom. Mike is the only male child; he now lives in Glenwood and commutes to Omaha for work. Mike is a retired police officer. He married to Lori and have two adopted daughters, Hailey and Kiera. Hailey is in college and Kiera is a senior in…

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    Infant Death Syndrome

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    Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is a sudden death that is unexplainable in infant children ranging from 1 month to 1 years old. A thorough investigation is conducted, including a complete autopsy, examination of the death scene, and a review of the clinical history. It is often called by its other name “Crib Death”, mainly because the child is found in their crib at the time of death, although there are cases where the deceased child is found in other places. SIDS is the leading cause of death in…

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    This article will look at how breast-feeding and formula feeding compare and contrast in different ways. Breast milk and formula have a lot of the same nutrients and minerals. However, formula cannot manufacture the antibodies that are found in breast milk. Antibodies and other germ fighting factors pass from the mother to the infant and strengthen the infant 's immune system to help fight against ear infections, respiratory infections, diarrhea, allergies, et cetera. (“Breastfeeding vs.…

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    But if baby continues to wake up at night while feeding, Dutch parents give it a pacifier and a little back rub to help it get back to sleep. This will balance the psychological disorder of stress. When children aren’t sleep well they will be in stress and can’t eat anything that parents try to feed, as I did. (Sara and Charles, 101) In Peru, Quechua babies are feeding between three or four hours to make sure they physically active. (Edward, 102) As, Ronald mentioned “some mothers discontinue…

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