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    Clear! The physics behind the electrical life savers, defibrillators “Defibrillation has become an integral part of the emergency response routine. In fact, the American Heart Association considers defibrillation a basic life support skill for paramedics and rescue workers.” (DIRECT QUOTE) The human heart is arguably the most vital organ of the human body, as its coordinated and controlled two-part pumping is necessary to supply blood to the entire body. This supply rate is regulated by the pacemaker region of the heart, in the right atrium (chamber), by detecting a diffusion of ions, causing a rhythmic electrical impulse. Ventricular fibrillation is an irregular heart rate caused by malfunctions of these impulses that can be treated, and…

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    from a premature atrial complex. I remember this as “aberrant, randomly present”. There are three hearts blocks that you must differentiate through their similarities. A first-degree heart block, has a p-wave that measure longer through each complex. I remember this as “long, longer, drop”. The second-degree heart block, has two p-waves per complex with equal measurements, it’s the “twin block”. The third-degree heart block is a fatal rhythm it will have non-correlating and multiple p-waves…

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    beat at a regular pace, there are many ways to fix it. For example you could receive anti-tachycardia therapy, an implantable cardioverter, a defibrillator.“Fibrillation, such as atrial fibrillation (AF) or ventricular fibrillation (VF), occurs when the heart contracts at a tachyarrhythmia rate with a substantially irregular rhythm. VF is a life threatening condition requiring immediate medical treatment such as ventricular defibrillation. AF, though not directly life threatening, also needs…

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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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    Syncope "Syncope is defined as an abrupt, transient loss of consciousness and postural tone with spontaneous recovery, most often caused by loss of cerebral oxygenation and perfusion referred to as cerebral 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…

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    Cardiac Arrhythmia Essay

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    minute for adults ,while Bradycardia is too slow with below 60 beats per minute. Majority of arrhythmia issues are not serious, but some predispose one to complications like heart failure or a stroke. Arrhythmia are the leading cause of sudden cardiac death, with 400,000 victims a year. There are four main types of arrhythmia, premature beats, supraventicular arrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, and bradycardia. Premature beats is the most common type and harmless.Majority of the time it happens…

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    Sarah Grace Burton and Emily Dickey May 23rd, 2017 Anatomy HN - Vogel 4th Period Atrial Fibrillation Inside of the cardiovascular system, the heart normally has a regular heartbeat that is consistent. But for some people, their heartbeat is quivering and irregular which is called arrhythmia as the atria gets off beat. This rapid, abnormal heart-related condition is called Atrial Fibrillation, or more commonly known as AFib or AF. It can be caused by a variety of things, including…

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    H. has recently had several admissions over the last six months related to her atrial fibrillation (5). One admission was related to a gastrointestinal bleed from the Xaralto. She denies HTN, MI, cancer, or stroke. Past Surgical History (PSH): 2016 Cardiac stress test/catheterization (Chest pain), 2016 cardioversion/TEE (AF) 2016 colonoscopy (GI bleed), 2016 permanent pacemaker/ablation (atrial fibrillation), 1975 Tubal ligation (method of contraception), 1970 Appendectomy (Appendicitis) …

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    Atrial flutter. BLANKLINE This patient had an acute MI _____ and underwent three vessel coronary artery bypass grafting at that time. He states he had a cardiac catheterization elsewhere about four years ago and they did not perform any intervention at that time. He has had a transthoracic echocardiography and stress nuclear imaging test that has shown EF of 40%. His last nuclear imaging test showed only mild inferior ischemia and fixed LAD infarct 01/04/2017. The patient was admitted to…

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    of the stenosis is an infection caused by rheumatic fever which causes the leaflets of the mitral valve to get thicker or to fuse together. Mitral valve stenosis can also be caused by a buildup of calcium deposits on the leaflets, or by a congenital defect where the leaflets are not correctly formed. When a patient has mitral valve stenosis, the patient 's left atrial size and pressure increase to overcome the smaller passageway to the left ventricle. This means that the heart, mainly the…

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