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  • Deep Vein Thrombosis Essay

    Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a condition where a blood clot forms in a deep vein, usually in the legs. The deep veins pass through the deep tissues of the legs. These veins transport blood from the legs and feet back to the heart. The superficial veins are located beneath the surface of the skin, and the deep veins run between muscles of the legs. Contractions of these muscles helps to squeeze the blood towards the heart when we move our legs. Deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are together called venous thromboembolism. “The incidence of VTE is 10% to 20% in general medical patients and up to 80% in critically ill patients” (Hinkle & Cheever, 2014, P. 846). DVT is where a blood clot or thrombus forms in a deep vein and It partially…

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  • Portal Vein Injury Case Study

    Operative Management of Portal Vein/SMV Trauma: Can We Just Ligate Case Scenario: A 21-year-old male presented to the emergency department after he was stabbed in the abdomen. On examination, his vital signs were significant for a systolic blood pressure of 70 mmHg, heart rate of 120 beats per minute, and a right upper quadrant stab wound. Given the concern for intra-abdominal bleeding, he was taken to operating room for exploratory laparotomy. The patient had a large right zone 1…

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  • Deep Vein Thrombosis Case Study

    Temperature 96.8˚F, Heart Rate 129 beats per minute, Blood Pressure 102/60, Respiratory Rate 23, SPO2 100% on room air. Upon examination of his left leg, it is undeniably blue in color with significant swelling as compared to the right. Superficial veins are noticeably distended and the leg is cool to the touch. A Duplex Ultrasonography Examination is performed and a large deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is noted, involving the Common Femoral Vein all the way to the Popliteal Vein. At this point and…

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  • Deep Vein Tthrombosis: A Case Study

    Various studies have been conducted within and away from the medical field regarding the prevention of deep vein thrombosis and the conditions that can occur after its development. One intervention that has been researched that nurses are able to provide to their patients to help with this type of condition is by equipping their lower extremities with graduated compression stockings. Problem Deep vein thrombosis, often abbreviated as DVT, is a potentially life-threatening condition where a…

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  • Varicose Veins

    problem of Varicose Veins. In some cases these veins do not cause any serious problems but in cases of serious cosmetic issues and dermatitis, varicose veins treatment becomes a necessity. What are VARICOSE VEINS? These are a type of transformed veins underneath the surface of skin. Varicose veins are twisted, enlarged veins near the surface of skin most commonly in the legs and ankles. One of the mainsprings of this infirmity…

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  • Spider Veins

    Spider veins or Telangiectasia as they are better medically known, are small permanently dilated capilliaries or venules and are often found in the face, legs and ankles. The presence of these veins can indicate a deeper circulatory problem but in most cases will be superficial and therefore harmless. (Werner, 2016) Spider veins are very similar to Varicose veins although much smaller and a lot closer to the skin. Veins carry deoxygenated blood through our body and back to our heart. In the…

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  • What Is Portal Hypertension?

    All the veins from the portal venous system will come together to form the portal vein which then carries substrate-rich venous blood to the liver. The blood in the liver will then be drained by the hepatic veins. Portal hypertension is associated with chronic liver diseases and is a result of an increase in blood pressure in the portal vein. There is a pressure gradient between the portal vein and the hepatic vein which is called the hepatic venous pressure gradient (HVPG). A HVPG of more than…

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  • Essay On Coronary Arteries

    Coronary arteries are one of the most important parts of the body because of many different factors. Heart muscle needs blood rich in oxygen to function and pump more blood throughout the circulatory system. If the blood does not carry enough oxygen, the veins will carry it away. Blood can only be delivered when the heart is relaxed; because once they contract they become narrow. These arteries are structured differently as opposed to many of the other arteries in the human body. The coronary…

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  • Superior Vena Cava Syndrome Case Study

    Superior Vena Cava Syndrome The Superior Vena Cava (SVC) is the main blood vessel that transports de-oxygenated blood from the upper body to the heart. The SVC is a short vein located in the anterior right Superior Mediastinum, which is the area found in the mid-line of the Thorax (Drake et al. 2010). The vein is surrounded by many structures involved in the respiratory and circulatory system including the right Bronchus and the Mediastinal lymph nodes (Martini & Ivonne 2004). Figure 1 is a…

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  • Fetal Circulation Of A Newborn Heart

    Fetal circulation differs greatly from that of a newborn heart. Although, outwardly appearances may seem similar. By taking an internal look we may be able to distinguish four adaptations that fetal hearts undergo while in utero. First, we must understand that the fetus receives all blood and nutrients from the parental placenta. The fetus receives this blood from the placenta through the umbilical vein. This is the first adaptation that we see in the fetal cardiovascular circulatory system.…

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