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The Dangers of Hypertension - Ms. Gm, my client, lived alone in the community housing corporation. On this faithful morning my patient woke-up complaining of severe headache, fatigue, inability to sleep, dyspnea and dizziness. Following this situation she was taken to the hospital by a neighbor and while she was in the emergency department she was seen by the physician where she was diagnosed with hypertension. Hypertension is deadly and it is a silent killer, if not detected on time, it can cause severe complications to major organs in the body....   [tags: Hypertension, medical, nursing,]
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Hypertension - Pathology of the disease: Cause and biological abnormality associated with the disease Hypertension is all about all about lifestyle habits (Drinking, smoking, stress, nutrition, physical activity, weight) and predetermined factors (genetics, age, ethnicity/ race). Even if somebody is born with a higher risk of hypertension because of genetics or ethnicity it doesn’t mean that they are going to get it; this individual could use various lifestyle habits to prevent hypertension. Hypertension is a common cardiovascular disease (Hoeger, 2009, p....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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Hypertension - Hypertension is one of the major risk factors for the development of cardiovascular diseases including stroke and may also have a role in the development of vascular cognitive impairment and vascular dementia [1, 2]. Angiotensin I-converting enzyme (EC 3.4.15.1; ACE) plays an important role in the rennin-angiotensin system and it is a carboxyl-terminal dipeptidyl exopeptidase that catalyzes the conversion of angiotensin I to angiotensin II [3-6]. ACE converts an inactive form of decapeptide, angiotensin I, to a potent vasoconstrictor, octapeptide, angiotensin II, in addition; since the ACE is a multifunctional enzyme it also catalyzes the degradation of bradykinin, which is known as a vasodilator [4, 7]....   [tags: Health, Cardiovascular Diseases, Stroke] 1709 words
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Hypertension - Hypertension is the medical term for high blood pressure. A normal blood pressure is 120/80. A blood pressure reading higher or equal to 140/90 is considered abnormally high. Elevated blood pressure means your heart is working harder than normal, putting both your heart and arteries under great strain. High blood pressure is serious business. On average, people with uncontrolled hypertension are:Seven times more likely to have a stroke. Six times more likely to develop congestive heart failure....   [tags: essays research papers] 596 words
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Hypertension in Britain - Hypertension is one of the commonest chronic diseases in British primary care . It is also a major risk contributor for coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease for example stroke and myocardial infarction. , Hypertension is also a global health problem affecting people of different ethnicity and ages around the world. The UK population which consists of varies ethnic groups for example Caucasians, Afro-Caribbean, Asians and many more might illustrated the problem. Hypertension is usually asymptomatic .The higher the blood pressure measurement, the greater the risk....   [tags: Health]
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The Physiological Effects of Renovascular Hypertension (Renal Hypertension) on the Body - Renovascular hypertension, also known as renal hypertension, is a condition in which chronically elevated high blood pressure is caused by a narrowing of the renal arteries. The renal arteries are the arteries that bring blood to the kidneys (9). This blood is processed by which the kidneys filter the blood, removing some substances and sometimes adding others. The kidneys also have several functions, which can be negatively affected by renovascular hypertension. One function is the regulation of water and ion balances within the body....   [tags: medical, physiology]
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Hypertension: The Silent Killer - The patient that stimulated the interest in this subject was a 57-year-old male admitted with an acute exacerbation of COPD. The patient also had a history of hypertension, pulmonary embolism, and deep vein thrombosis. The patient is a smoker as well as his family. He has had many problems with trying smoking cessation for years. The patient also has a history of depression and anxiety. The patient has been on many medications to control his hypertension, but it is still out of the normal range....   [tags: Healthcare]
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Case Study of Hypertension - Case Study of Hypertension During my experience in volunteering, I chose a patient for the case study assignment. The subject I chose was identified as GKM. The patient’s chief complaint upon her visit to the clinic was for a follow-up on her hypertension and for more medication for this disease. GKM is a 56-year-old Caucasian female with the date of birth on 12-14-43. Her past medical and surgical history consisted of childhood diseases, heart and cardiovascular problems, and cancer. The childhood diseases she had were chicken pox, mumps, and scarlet fever....   [tags: Papers] 2742 words
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Primary Pulmonary Hypertension - Primary Pulmonary Hypertension INTRODUCTION A.Each year in the US there are about 300 new cases of PPH diagnosed each year. B.My purpose today is to inform you on the disease PPH C.This topic concerns you because it is a deadly disease that is on the rise. D.Today I will discuss.... 1.What the disease is 2.Causes of PPH 3.Symptoms of PPH 4.Diagnosis 5.Course and Treatment PPH-What is it. Primary(unexplained) pulmonary hypertension (abnormally high blood pressure) is an extremely rare lung disorder....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The New Drugs to Treat Hypertension - The New Drugs to Treat Hypertension The purpose of this report is two discuss the Pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, proposed benefits, research method, results of research, and possible-nursing implications of newly approved drugs for the treatment of hypertension. These drugs include Atacand HCT and Diltiazem HCL. All newly approved drugs from the FDA are either new drugs or new formulations of older drugs. The information contained in this report was derived from various web pages and online search engines....   [tags: Papers] 806 words
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Pregnancy-Induced Hypertension (PIH) and Preeclampsia - Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH) and Preeclampsia A. Discussion of disease/condition 1. Incidence Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH) is a multi-organ disease process that develops as a result of pregnancy and regresses in the postpartum period. It usually develops after 20 weeks of gestation in a woman who had normal blood pressure. It is defined as an elevation of systolic and diastolic pressures equal to or above 140/90 mm Hg. In clinical practice, the terms PIH and preeclampsia are used interchangeable, but in preeclampsia the woman also has protein in her urine indicating that there is renal involvement as well....   [tags: Health] 844 words
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Nursing - This piece of work will be based on the pre-assessment process that patients go through on arrival to an endoscopy unit in which I was placed in during my second year studying Adult diploma Nursing. I will explore one patient’s holistic needs, identifying the priorities of care that the patient requires; I will then highlight a particular priority and give a rational behind this. During an admission I completed under the supervision of my mentor I was pre-assessing a 37 year old lady who had arrived to the unit for an upper gastrointestinal endoscopy....   [tags: Health, Diseases, Hypertension] 2489 words
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Hypertemsion and Prevention - Assessment of Learner: This group is somewhat knowledgeable about the information related to hypertension. The male participants knew the least information on high blood pressure and ways to prevent high blood pressure. Some were unsure if they were at risk for hypertension while others had a family history of hypertension. A few people had hypertension and had trouble keeping it under control. Most participants were at a point where they were motivated to change unhealthy behaviors related to hypertension....   [tags: Health Care] 1739 words
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Postural Hypotension - Postural Hypotension Hypotension is the medical term given for low blood pressure, which basically means that there isn't enough blood flow to the heart, brain and vital organs. Blood pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm HG). For a healthy young person around our age, the normal blood pressure is supposed to be less than 140mm Hg over 90mm Hg. The first number (in this case 140), represents systolic blood pressure, which is the pressure in the blood vessels when the heart contracts and the second number (in this case 90), is the pressure between the hearts contractions....   [tags: Papers] 782 words
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Quality of Care in Student Run or Free Clinics - Introduction Hypertension is one of the most prevalent disorders in the US, affecting about 1 in 3 adults. Since uncontrolled blood pressure has been linked to consequences such as stroke, congestive heart failure, and chronic kidney disease, it poses considerable risk for a significant portion of the population. According to the American Heart Association, hypertension was responsible for 46,284,000 ambulatory care visits in 2007; and it is estimated that this condition will be either directly or indirectly responsible for $76.6 billion in health care costs in 2010.9 The morbidity and mortality associated with uncontrolled hypertension make initiatives to improve the quality of care in this area important in any outpatient practice....   [tags: Healthcare]
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Patient Profile: Mrs. Chang - Mrs. Chang was admitted to the emergency department (ED) after falling at home. Because her husband died recently, and because she is an 82-year-old woman, Mrs. Chang has a high risk for serious injuries from falls. After the admission, the X-ray results did not display any bone injuries, but her body is covered with extensive bruises across the entire body. The amount and locations of those bruises is not consistent and related with her fall. Mrs. Chang has suffered from hypertension, atrial fibrillation, and a mini stroke....   [tags: Healthcare] 2176 words
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Endothelin - Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading deaths in the United States. Pulmonary hypertension disease one type of cardiovascular disease that is due to the narrowing of the arteries within the lungs. When the arteries are narrowed the right side of the heart is unable to pump blood through the lungs, pressure begin to build up and not enough oxygen is being picked up, therefore causing pulmonary hypertension. If there are damages to the endothelium, it can cause this disease because it can produce more endothelin-1, which is one of the isomer of Endothelin that influence as a vasoconstrictor....   [tags: Health]
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Women Have the Right to Abortion - The issue of abortion has always been a controversial one for citizens of the United States. Abortion is the practice of terminating a pregnancy after the embryo has been planted in the uterus (Abortion). An individual’s stance on this controversial issue categorizes them into one of two very different groups. An individual who feels that a woman should not have an abortion- due to moral or religious views- is said to be “pro-life”. Coincidently, those who feel that a woman should have the right to choose abortion are said to be “pro-choice”....   [tags: Legalized Abortion]
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High Blood Pressure among Black Americans - High blood pressure (hypertension) is a major health condition which affects many Americans. This health condition may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke. A normal blood pressure consists of systolic blood pressure divided by diastolic blood pressure, 120/80mmHg (millimeters of mercury). High blood pressure is defined as systolic pressure which is greater than 140mm Hg, and diastolic pressure which is over 90mm Hg. Hypertension influences the health outcomes of black Americans more than other races in the United States....   [tags: Medical Conditions]
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Pre-eclampsia And Eclampsia Disorders In Pregnant Women - Pre-Eclampsia and Eclampsia Disorders In Pregnant Women Pre-eclampsia and eclampsia are disorders in pregnant women. Pre- eclampsia is hypertension and eclampsia is the worsening of pre-eclampsia where the woman experiences convulsions or goes into a coma. The complication of eclampsia in a pregnant woman can put her and her unborn child at risk. A risk that may be fatal. This is only to briefly define the disorders. Furthermore, I predict that women who have suffered from eclampsia do need future medical help due to the permanent damage caused in the physiological make up of the body....   [tags: essays research papers] 1728 words
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Factors Affecting Blood Pressure - Blood pressure is effected by external and internal variables. Internal variables such as age, gender and heredity can not be changed. External variables such as exercise, reduced stress, and healthy diet can significantly improve blood pressure. Regular exercise can reduce blood pressure and help manage weight and stress. External factors gone unmanaged can cause hypertension that can lead to death. In the average human, the heart beats sixty to seventy times per minute. Each time the heart beats, it pumps blood....   [tags: Health] 823 words
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Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure - Home Remedies for High Blood Pressure High blood pressure or hypertension is one of the chronic medical conditions that cause the pressure of the blood to go high. It has become a silent killer and a common disease of the modern age. The physical and mental pressure of the fast pace of life can be in way responsible to increase the adrenaline in the blood stream that causes the pressure to elevate. The heart exerts a force as it pumps blood into the large arteries and as such creates a pressure within them which is known as blood pressure....   [tags: Health Care ] 848 words
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Impact of Computerized Decision Support on Blood Pressure Management and Control: A Randomized Controlled Trial - Impact of computerized decision support on blood pressure management and control: A randomized controlled trial. Describe the decision support functionality being studied The overall goal of this research was to examine the effectiveness of computerized decision support (CDS) in improving hypertension care by increasing provider adherence to recommended drug therapy. The second goal was to examine how a CDS application would reduce the factors that foster the health disparities that limited that effectiveness of this care for minority groups....   [tags: Medical Research] 1480 words
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Obesity in Australia - Obesity is becoming a major health problem in developing countries like Australia, North America, Europe and other developing nations. The Australian Diabetes, obesity and life style study (AUSDIAB) predicts the changes in glucose indices; health behaviour and incidence of diabetes in 5 year follow up experiments among 5842 participants (Barr et al., 2007). This study suggests that a large number of Australians suffered mortality due to cardiovascular diseases associated with abnormal glucose metabolism every year....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 484 words
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Kidney Failure - Introduction There is a pair of kidneys in the human body. They are situated towards the back of the body under the ribs, just at the level of the waist where one on either side of the body. Each kidney is composed of about one million units which are called nephrons and each nephron consists of two parts: a filter which is called the glomerulus and a tubule leading out from the nephron (Cameron 1999). According to Marshall and Bangert (2008) the kidneys have three major functions. Firstly, the kidneys are excretion of waste from plasma in the blood....   [tags: Health]
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Chronic Renal Failure - Introduction Every human body contains one pair of kidneys. They are situated towards the back of the body under the ribs, just at the level of the waist, with one on each side of the body. Each kidney is composed of about one million units called nephrons, and each nephron consists of two parts: a filter, called the glomerulus and a tubule leading out from the nephrons (Cameron 1999). According to Marshall and Bangert (2008), the kidneys have three major functions: firstly, the kidneys excrete waste from plasma in the blood....   [tags: Health]
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Psychological Skills Training in The World of Healthcare - For centuries, patients located within rural and inner city communities have lacked access to adequate healthcare resources. Due to the shortage of medical doctors within these regions, the nursing profession continues to expand. The growth of this field of medicine has enabled patients rural and inner city clinics that do not attract full-time doctors, to receive adequate health care in a cost-effective manner. The goal of a nurse practitioner will be to provide traditional health care services in all areas of medicine, and to maintain, treat and prevent human illnesses under the supervision of a physician....   [tags: Psychology] 1387 words
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Eclampsia - Eclampsia is considered a complication of severe preeclampsia, most commonly defined as new onset of grand mal seizure activity accompanied by unexplained coma during pregnancy or postpartum in a woman. It normally occurs during or after the 20th week of gestation or in the postpartum period. The clinical manifestations of preeclampsia are hypertension and proteinuria. There is also a fetal manifestation of preeclampsia encompassing fetal growth restriction, reduced amniotic fluid, and abnormal fetal oxygenation....   [tags: Women's Health Nursing]
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Description of Interventions - Approximately, four percent of global burden of disease has been estimated to be resulted from hypertension (Ezzati 2002; Asia Pacific cohort studies collaboration 2003). As systolic blood pressure (SBP) increases from 115 mm Hg, the cardiovascular diseases and stroke risk continuously increases (Vasan 2001;Law 2003; Kokubo 2008). Clinical trials and observational studies have demonstrated that the treatment of mild-to-moderate hypertension with medication can significantly reduce the risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease (Collins 1994; Hennekens 1999; Friday 2002; Barrios 2009)....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Stress - 1.0 Introduction Throughout the eighties and into the nineties, work stress have continued to rise dramatically in organisations across North America. The eighties saw employees stressing out from working in a rapidly growing economy. During the nineties, beginning from the recession of 1992 till present day, employees are stressed by their own job insecurities in the face of massive downsizing and restructuring of organisations in order to be competitive on the global stage. Work stress is a very extensive topic ranging from research on the sources of stress, the effects of stress, to ways on managing and reducing stress....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Cardiovascular Disease - Cardiovascular Disease in the African American Community Causes, Preventions, and Treatments Cardiovascular disease (CVD) refers to the dysfunctional conditions of the heart, arteries, and veins that supply oxygen to vital life- sustaining areas of the body like the brain, the heart itself and other vital organs. Since the term cardiovascular disease refers to any dysfunction of the cardiovascular system there are many different diseases in the cardiovascular category, and many of these diseases are strongly intertwined....   [tags: essays research papers] 1768 words
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Coding for Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) - Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is defined as a clinical syndrome in which the heart fails to propel blood forward normally, resulting in congestion in the pulmonary and/or systemic circulation and diminished blood flow to the tissues due to reduced cardiac output. (Berkow, M.D.) The result is that the heart does not pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. CHF can be caused by a variety of conditions that affect the heart such as: diseases or substances that weaken the heart muscle such as heart attacks, infections, or toxins; diseases that cause stiffening of the heart muscle such as hemochromatosis, amyloidosis, coronary artery disease, and long term hypertension; and diseases that increase the oxygen demand by the body tissue beyond the capability of the heart to deliver oxygen-rich blood as in hyperthyroidism or anemia....   [tags: Coding Heart Failure]
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The Causes of High Blood Pressure - The heart pumps blood into the arteries and the force of the blood pushing against blood vessel walls is called blood pressure. Arteries carry the blood throughout the body. High blood pressure is also know as hypertension and is very dangerous in many different ways. One way is that it makes the heart have to work harder in order to pump the blood to the body. Secondly it contributes to hardening of the arteries and lastly, it also contributes to heart failure. A healthy heart is essential to life and having high blood pressure it not healthy for the heart....   [tags: Health ] 499 words
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Prevention and Treatments of Coronary Heart Disease - Prevention and Treatments of Coronary Heart Disease Coronary heart disease is caused by the narrowing of the coronary arteries, which feed the heart. All muscles need a constant supply of oxygen and nutrients, therefore so does the heart since it to is a muscle. The heart gets these nutrients and oxygen by the blood carried to it by the coronary arteries. However, when the coronary arteries get clogged by fat deposits and cholesterol, the coronary arteries become narrower, this process is called atherosclerosis, and therefore not enough blood gets supplied to the heart and results in coronary heart disease (CHD)....   [tags: Papers] 1191 words
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High Blood Pressure - High blood pressure is considered one of the highest causes of morbidity, one of the main leading causes for cardiovascular disease, and social global burden health risk factor. In addition to the high cost burden to the global health service providers. (referances) Data from World health organization2002, estimated that high blood pressure was the cause of death for more than 7 million individuals every year , affecting almost one billion of world population and responsible for 11% of all diseases burden in industrial countries.( WHO,2003) (BHFSD,2010).in industrial countries high blood pressure estimated to be the case of death for more than 20% of men and almost 24% of women (WHO.2002b) Kearney et al (2005) reported that in 2000, 972 million individuals were hypertensive which account for 26.4% of world population, of which 333 million in developed countries and 639 million in developing countries....   [tags: Health, Cardiovascular Disease] 1137 words
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Angina Pectoris - Angina Pectoris Angina pectoris is a medical condition that literally means a choked chest. The victim feels acute pain in his chest for a few seconds, and then it goes away. This occurs when myocardium cells, the muscle portion of your heart, are temporarily denied oxygen. At this stage they do not die, but maybe weakened. If left untreated and the disease continues, a serious condition known as myocardial infraction or commonly called a heart attack may occur. This can severely damage the heart's functionality....   [tags: essays research papers] 611 words
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Nursing Management of a Complex Multi-System Disorder - There are many multi-system diseases that affect numerous lives every day. One of those, known as preeclampsia, affects women who are pregnant. Because this disease can lead to death if not treated, nurses play a pivotal role in assessing, managing, and educating women with this disease. Preeclampsia is a hypertensive disorder; however, the actual cause of the disease is unknown. Because this condition begins at conception, it is believed that the placenta plays an important role in causing preeclampsia....   [tags: Nursing ]
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Personal Narrative Losing Weight - Personal Narrative Losing Weight I know I should lose weight. It requires a lot of perseverance that I one time had and need to find again. Many of the reasons I should lose weight are very clear to me. I have read many articles and have heard what my doctor has told me. I lost over forty pounds about three years ago, unfortunately, I gained it back two fold when I was pregnant with my daughter. I still have not been able to get rid of this weight since she was born. Sometimes it causes me to get tired just from going to the grocery store....   [tags: Papers] 688 words
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Treating Mrs. Masood - The skill of reflecting is a process of making sense out of all life experiences in general and nursing practice in particular (Taylor B, 2004). The process of reflection helps nurses to continually question and improve on the quality of care given. As I am bound by the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Conduct (2008), and in line with the Data Protection Act (1998) of confidentiality a pseudonym, Mrs Masood has been used to protect the patient’s identity. During my first hospital place I came across a situation where communication played a major role....   [tags: Nurse]
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Causes and Effects of Adult Obesity - Introduction Although many individuals are uncertain about the increasing statistics associated with obesity, more than seventy percent of men and virtually sixty-two percent of women within the United States adult population are overweight or obese (Wilmore, Costill, & Kenney). Obesity refers to the condition of having an excessive amount of body fat. If an individual’s amount of body fat becomes too excessive, he/she is at a much greater risk of developing life-altering diseases such as heart failure, hypertension, type II diabetes, cancer, gallbladder disease, osteoarthritis, etc....   [tags: Obesity] 1953 words
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Atrial Fibrillation with No Structural Heart Disease Should Always Undergo Catheter Ablation - BACKGROUND Approximately 10% to 30% of patients with atrial flibrillation (AF) do not present structural heart disease or have a comorbidity such as hypertension. Atrial fibrillation is the most frequent arrhythmia in daily practice that occurs under diverse situations and its treatment should be based on the different scenarios of presentation. Severe population-based studies have found that AF is associated with greater morbidity and mortality and worse quality of life. It is the leading cause of arrhythmia-related hospitalizations with an important impact on medical costs....   [tags: Medical Science]
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A Sweet Death? - A Sweet Death. For a moment, imagine you are a very health conscious person. You start the mornings off with a brewed cup of coffee, a newspaper, and your favorite cereal. As you eat, you are comforted in seeing the bold print on the packaging that reads, “Loaded with vitamins and minerals.” However, you become curious and decide to investigate the back panel of ingredients to see if it is as wholesome as it leads you to believe. The number one ingredient is enriched wheat flour. You are content as you swallow the next to last spoonful of your shredded richness....   [tags: Nutrition]
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Childhood Obesity - What is obesity. Obesity is an abnormal accumulation of body fat, usually 20% or more over an individual’s ideal body weight, and morbidly obese is when the body fat is 40% or higher. More recent guidelines for obesity uses a measurement called BMI (body mass index), which is the individual’s weight, multiplied by 703 and then divided by twice the height in inches. BMI of 25.9-29 is considered overweight; BMI over 30 is considered obese. Obesity is associated with an increased risk of illness, disability and death....   [tags: Obesity in Children]
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Link Between Smoking and the Ocurrence of Cardiovascular Diseases - ... It was found out that the effect of present smoking was considerably greater in younger participants, and was particularly marked in younger participants, who smoked twenty cigarettes, or more daily. However, it was discovered that the total mortality caused by smoking rises gradually with age. Among the persons with severe myocardial infarctions, smokers have a shorter life span, a phenomenon termed as the “The smoker's paradox” .Although this exclusive combination of a larger propensity to severe thrombosis with fewer extensive atherosclerosis may present a survival advantage over non-smokers, smokers have even a worse outcome than non-smokers in some other less severe coronary settings, for instance, after a bypass surgery....   [tags: smoking cigarette, tobacco, psycotherapy]
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The Relationship between Low Birth Weight and Disease Later in Life - The Relationship between Low Birth Weight and Disease Later in Life When hearing low birth weight, most people think about premature babies. However, babies sometimes have low birth weights even at full term for various reasons. A baby is considered to have a low birth weight if he or she weighs less than 5.5 pounds. Being born premature or full term with a low birth weight, may increase the risks of disease later in life. First of all, hypertension may be caused by low birth weight that is followed by rapid growth....   [tags: Papers] 469 words
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Patient Report - A treadmill stress test for atypical chest pain demonstrated inferior wall ischemia. Cardiac catheter demonstrated patent graphs and left ventricular ejection fraction of 68%. Treadmill stress test felt to be false positive; however, patient did have 5 beats of ventricular tachycardia. Holter demonstrated 3 beats of multifocal ventricular tachycardia. The patient was placed on Cardizem and atypical chest pain resolved. The patient complained of periods of "difficulty breathing", especially when he awakened at night to urinate....   [tags: Medical Report] 542 words
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Patient Report - FINDINGS: Severe right-sided chest pain. The __ reported a friction rub. A PM lateral showed questionable mediastinal adenopathy. The patient had no cough or sputum production of ___. CT scan in ___ showed a possibility of a 1x2 cm right paratrachial lymphnode. Several smaller anteromediastinal lymphnodes which were all less than 1 cm were also evaluated. The patient was treated with Indocen with relief of her chest pain. ___ level was 64.5 with a ___ 50. PPD was negative, controls were positive....   [tags: Medical Report] 616 words
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The Dangers of Alcoholism - Alcohol drinkers, who drink excessively, should seek professional help to quit because of the many potential health risks. Three examples of these risks are liver cirrhosis, cancer of the mouth and throat, and pancreatitis. The first reason a heavy drinker of alcohol should quit is because of the risk of pancreatitis. Each year, about 210,000 people in the U.S. are admitted to a hospital with this condition. Pancreatitis occurs when the pancreas is irritated by digestive enzymes that attack and damage it....   [tags: Health]
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High Blood Pressure - Data from World health organization (2002), estimated that high blood pressure was the cause of death for more than 7 million individuals every year, affecting 972 million of world population which accounts for 26.4% in total, 26.6% of those are men and 26.1% are women. In addition 333 million of those in developed countries and 639 million in developing countries and responsible for 11% of all diseases burden in industrial countries, it also estimated to be the case of death for more than 20% in men and almost 24% in women....   [tags: Health, Cardiovascular Disease] 1377 words
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The Advantages of a Vegetarian Diet - The Advantages of a Vegetarian Diet Having a healthy dietary method can reduce the chances of receiving many health diseases. These health diseases include obesity, heart disease, and cancer. By consuming certain foods and nutrients in one’s diet the risk factors for these health diseases can be reduced. A healthy dietary method that is beneficial to reducing and/or improving these health diseases is the vegetarian diet. The vegetarian diet follows a dietary pattern that is characterized by the consumption of plant-like foods and the avoidance of flesh foods (meat, poultry, and fish)....   [tags: Health Nutrition Diet Exercise Essays] 899 words
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