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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 blood clot forms within a vein that is deep within the body. These blood clots, or thrombi, have potential to form in people who are bound to sitting still for a long period of time, such as patients after surgical procedures or accidents, along with patients…

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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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  • 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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  • Hyaloid Canal Research Paper

    Hyaloid canal: The hyaloid canal is a small, transparent tunnel that traces its path through the vitreous body of the eye, spanning the optic nerve disc to the lens. In an adult person, the hyaloid canal carries lymph to help change the volume of the lens. When the lens expands, the hyaloid canal compresses, so that the eye’s internal pressure and volume remain constant (Merriam-Webster). Optic nerve: A part of the central nervous system, the optic nerve connects the eye to the brain, carrying…

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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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  • Contraindication Case Study

    the procedure because it will decrease the patient’s anxiety. Cardiac catheterization involves a catheter called a fluoroscope that is inserted into either the right or left side of the heart to assess any septal defects, abnormalities, or any dysfunctions that are occurring within the heart. Depending on which side of the heart needs to be viewed will depend on if the catheter will be inserted into the artery or vein. In the left side, the catheter will be inserted into either the brachial or…

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  • Trachea Research Paper

    1. Anatomy of the trachea and bronchi. The trachea (Fig.1) is a cartilaginous and membranous tube, extending from the lower part of the larynx, on a level with the sixth cervical vertebra, to the upper border of the fifth thoracic vertebra, where it divides into two main bronchi, one for each lung. The trachea is nearly but not quite cylindrical, being flattened posteriorly; it measures about 11 cm. in length; its diameter, from side to side, is from 2 to 2.5 cm., being always greater in…

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  • The Blood Group System

    About blood Functions Blood is the biological fluid in our body that transports nutrients and oxygen to the cells, and also exports the metabolic waste product away from the cells. To ensure the supply of oxygen needed by our organs and tissues, there are four important steps: 1. The oxygen must be transferred from our lungs into the blood plasma 2. The oxygen is stored on the hemoglobin in the red cells 3. The oxygen is transported to our body cells via circulation. 4. The oxygen is released…

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  • Impedance Cardiography Essay

    Impedance cardiography is a noninvasive technique for assessing stroke volume (and thus cardiac output) as well as pre-ejection period (systolic time intervals). To measure impedance, four dual-electrodes recorded basal transthoracic impedance (Z0) and the first derivative of that impedance, the change in impedance over time (dZ/dt). Biopac EL-500 dual-electrodes were placed on each side of the neck and on both sides of the abdomen (under the arms) at the level of the thoracic xiphisternal…

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  • The Serous Nervous System

    The arrow could have reached the posterior mediastinum. b) “Identify and describe the organs and any other membranes that may have been affected by the first arrow.” The first arrow might have reached the pericardium and pericardial cavities on the posterior mediastinum and the posterior thoracic wall causing damage to the membranes in the vicinity. It is likely that it affected organs such as heart, the inferior vena cava, the aorta and the pulmonary artery. This effect could have…

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