Sudden cardiac death

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  • Sudden Cardiac Death Case Study Essay

    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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  • Healthy Firefighters: Article Analysis

    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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  • CPR/Aed Education Program Analysis

    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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  • Infant Death Syndrome

    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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  • Case Study: Family History And Support System

    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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  • Sarcoidosis Case Study Essay

    organ system of body, it most commonly localizes to the lungs, which occurs in 90% of patients [1]. A less frequent outcome of sarcoidosis is cardiac involvement that ranges from asymptomatic conduction abnormalities to fatal ventricular arrhythmias, with clinical manifestation of the disease being present in only 2% to 7% of all diagnoses [2, 3]. Though conduction abnormalities are the most common…

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  • Compare And Contrast Breast Feeding And Formula

    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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  • Our Babies Ourselves Analysis

    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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  • Health Disparity

    are likely to have lower birth weights, which contributes to premature death as their children are likely to have underdeveloped organs (healthcommunities). This is resulted from their poor diet choices. Children born to teenage parents are less likely to be properly nourished and exposed to necessary stimulations, which inhibits proper development. Due to monetary reasons, blacks are more inclined to live in low quality communities/homes. They are likely to live in old homes with poor…

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  • Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Research Papers

    Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) refers to the unforeseen and sudden death of a infant who is less than year with the autopsy, review of clinical history and death scene investigation failing to indicate any reasonable cause of death. Toddlers are often at the highest risk of SIDS when sleeping, and SIDS is sometimes known as cot or crib death (Hunt, 2007). The underlying cause of SIDS is a mystery although research has identified a number of characteristics and trends linked to the syndrome.…

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