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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 - ... Hypertension is a major risk factor for coronary heart disease as it scores an 8/12 on the risks points scale (Hoeger, 2009, p. 335). Sometimes coronary heart disease can block the arteries of the heart so significantly, or completely (myocardial infraction), that blood cannot make it to certain parts of the heart resulting in a heart attack (Hoeger, 2009, p. 334-335). If an individual has hypertension this means that their heart is pumping harder, if the heart is pumping harder it will consequently become enlarged, and that can be accompanied by congestive heart failure (Hoeger, 2009, p....   [tags: Diseases/Disorders]
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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 - ... Moreover, brown seaweeds have been recognized as potential sources of Phlorotannins [29]. It is expected that high content of phlorotannins present in Ecklonia species is responsible for various bioactivities [24, 25]. Little attention has been given to phlorotannins either in qualitative or quantitative effects on hypertension. ACE inhibitory activity of phlorotannins from E. cava and their kinetics have not been reported so far. From this point of view, purpose of the present study is to examine the ACE inhibitory activity of phlorotannins from the brown seaweed E....   [tags: Health, Cardiovascular Diseases, Stroke] 1709 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 - ... It is known that hypertension is, “associated with increased morbidity and mortality from stroke, myocardial infarction, cardiac failure, dementia, renal failure, and blindness (Lee & Cooper, 2009)”. These complications can create a massive impact on the healthcare system. The total direct and indirect costs of hypertension in the US were 73.4 billion dollars (Lee & Cooper, 2009). These costs are down from 1998 with 108.8 billion dollars (Lee & Cooper, 2009). Beyond the obvious reasons for preventing complications by controlling hypertension, the monetary reason is astronomical....   [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 - ... There are four stages to the nursing process, Assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation (Mcgee 1998). The nursing process has been developed to be able to provide a more holistic and a more individual nursing care (Mcgee 1998). Assessment is dependant on two nursing skill interviews and observation of the patient, by performing an interview the nurse is able to gain a good knowledge about the patient. The planning stage would involve using the information gained in the assessment, by doing this the nurse will be able to establish the priorities for the care to the individual....   [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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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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Endothelin - ... In humans, the endothelin-1 is converted to another form which is the preproendothelin-1 and then cleaved into proendothelin and then forming into its functional form by an enzyme called the endothelin converting enzyme-1 (1). There are two receptors that intercede with the endothelin protein which are ETA and ETB receptors. ETA receptors are on the vascular smooth muscle, while ETB receptors are located on the endothelial cells. When ETA receptor is stimulated by endothelin-1, it becomes responsible for the constriction of the vascular smooth muscle....   [tags: Health]
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Patient Profile: Mrs. Chang - ... Cheng’s condition has changed since her last examination, but she could not have known that because she cannot remember her last examination. She currently appears to suffer from orthostatic hypotension rather than hypertension. Both hypertension and orthostatic hypotension are considered risk factors for cardiac disorders and brain damage. If Mrs. Cheng suffered from hypertension, her atrial fibrillation and mini stroke could have been caused by her previous condition. Atrial fibrillation is a condition that causes faster heart contractions and irregular beating rhythm....   [tags: Healthcare] 2176 words
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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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High Blood Pressure among Black Americans - ... Income position is a particular factor which influences health more so than education and occupation, because “poor health can lead to decline in income” (Williams & Collins, 1995). Income levels influence the morbidity of hypertension of black Americans. The poverty rate of blacks was 3 times that of whites (Williams & Collins, 1995). The employment position is also an indicator of long term income because this could maintain enough economy to support people’s basic daily expenses. The blacks had low incomes which may lead to poor quality health care, no health insurance, and poor living environment....   [tags: Medical Conditions]
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Legalized Abortion - ... Hypertension in pregnant women can also result in a cerebral hemorrhage- severe bleeding within the brain- typically resulting in death for a woman (Hypertension Accounts). The chances of difficulties resulting from abortion are eleven times less likely than natural childbirth (Abortion Defended on Religious Grounds). Forcing a pregnant woman to carry a baby to full term and deliver can have life threatening consequences for the mother and baby. An additional support for abortion rights is that abortions would still occur even if the procedure was deemed illegal....   [tags: Abortion]
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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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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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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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Impact of Computerized Decision Support on Blood Pressure Management and Control: A Randomized Controlled Trial - ... Critique the study by citing specific strengths and weaknesses in each of the following areas: a) Integration of evidence-based practice guidelines in EHR functionally The primary strength of the CDS application was the integration of clinical guidelines from the HEDIS, JNC and AHA/ACC. Specifically, the researchers utilized these clinical recommendations to develop a protocol algorithm for disease management that focused on race and disease-specific conditions such as congestive heart failure, diabetes, and coronary heart disease....   [tags: Medical Research] 1480 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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Obesity is becoming a major health problem - ... High dietary fat intake increases the expression of angiotensin IB(AT1B) and Endothelin A (ETA) receptors (Neilsen et al., 2004; Zhang et al., 2005). Plasma concentrations of angiotensin II and endothelin 1 (physiological vasoconstrictor agents) were increased in both obese patients and animal models (Barton et al., 2000; Neilsen et al., 2004; Zhang et al., 2005). Recent studies have shown that reduced synthesis of nitric oxide (NO; a major vasodilator) from L-arginine in endothelial cells is a major factor contributing to the impaired action of insulin in the vasculature of obese and diabetic subjects....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 484 words
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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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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 - ... Arousal Control is a psychology skill that tackles one’s ability to manage, maintain and cope with stress. It also addresses relaxation techniques. Training patients and nursing staff in arousal control can improve the quality of care provided by the healthcare provider and enhance patients over all health. According to the 2004 study, of the “Effects of 105 hours psychological training program on attitudes, communication skills and occupational stress in oncology: a randomized study,” nurses and patients benefited from PST in arousal control....   [tags: Psychology] 1387 words
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Eclampsia - ... Vasospasm follows due largely to excess production or sensitivity to vasoconstrictors and decreased production or sensitivity to vasodilators. Plasma volume contraction follows vasospasm, capillary leakage and, in more severe circumstances, decline in plasma oncotic pressures. There is redistribution of fluid from the intravascular to interstitial spaces so that total extracellular fluid volume remains unaltered. These are important considerations as intravascular volume alteration may result in pulmonary edema when capillary permeability is increased and plasma oncotic pressure decreased....   [tags: Women's Health Nursing]
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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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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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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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physiotherapeutic management of stroke - Introduction Cerebrovascular disease or the term stroke is used to describe the effects of an interruption of the blood supply to a localised area of the brain. It is characterized by rapid focal or global impairment of cerebral function lasting more than 24 hours or leading to death (Hatano, 1976). As such it is a clinically defined syndrome and should not be regarded as a single disease. Stroke affects 174-216 people per 10,000 population in the UK per year and accounts for 11% of all deaths in England and Wales (Mant et al, 2004)....   [tags: essays research papers] 8017 words
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The Dangers of Race Based Medicine - The Dangers of Race-Based Medicine An analysis of new drug therapies specifically targeted towards African American populations with hypertension. I. Introduction to Contemporary Race-Based Therapeutics On November 11th, 2004, NitroMed, a Massachusetts based pharmaceutical company published a study on the effects of a new drug called BiDil in treating heart failure among African Americans in the New England Journal of Medicine (Taylor 2049). Since announcing the study, NitroMed’s research has sparked controversy surrounding the ethical implications and scientific evidence of race-based medicine....   [tags: Drug Therapies African American]
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Coronary Heart Disease - Coronary Heart Disease Coronary heart disease (CHD) is caused the build up of fatty deposits in the arteries, which can cause clogging and lead to restricted blood flow, which will damage the heart. CHD is the number one killer in the United Kingdom1. In 1991 alone, it caused the death of around 171,000 people, a quarter of who were still under the age of 651. Another problem is that this disease has not shown any signs of it decreasing amongst the population. There are 5 main risk factors1 which can contribute towards CHD which are: 1....   [tags: Papers] 1309 words
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Motor Development Skills in Stroke Patients - Motor Development Skills in Stroke Patients A Discussion and Analysis Of Motor Development Skills and Stroke Patients When assessing the relative literature as well as the plight of stroke patients, one finds that there are many causes or reasons why people fall victim to strokes. Accidents, diet, and old age-related factors are most often identified. Similarly, there exists some consensus as to appropriate treatment or therapy, which of course is dependent upon the individual and actual condition....   [tags: Papers] 2470 words
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Description of Interventions - ... For all these reasons, a new review was needed to up date the evidence regarding effective intervention for people with hypertension to enhance medications adherence. The main contents of review were based Cochrane systematic review guidelines and CONSORT statement (Moher 2010). Objectives   In this review, we sought to summarize all unconfounded randomised controlled trials of interventions to enhance adherence with BP lowering medications. Methods   Criteria for considering studies for this review   Types of studies   Published RCTs or cluster RCTs of interventions to increase adherence to BP lowering medication were included in this review....   [tags: Medical Research]
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Coding for Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) - ... (unknown) Some examples of correct coding of CHF in various situations are discussed below: 1. The patient is admitted with Acute Diastolic CHF and fluid overload. The patient was started on a diuretic and Digoxin. a. Only the acute diastolic CHF is coded as fluid overload is inherent in CHF and no additional code is required. This case is coded as 428.31 and 428.0. 2. A patient with known CHF presents with severe shortness of breath, confusion, and cyanosis. The patient was intubated and adjustments were made to the patient’s Lasix dosage....   [tags: Coding Heart Failure]
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Delayed Diagnosis of Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) - ... Methods This was a cross-sectional study done on 145 patients with VSD during 54 months who had (been) referred to the researcher. Diagnosis of the disease had been based on clinical findings and physical examination and its confirmation was done by Color Doppler echocardiogram, and cardiac catheterization and angiography if necessary. The time and the way of initial diagnosis, the age of the referred patients, disease condition at the time of definite diagnosis, the type of disease and its associated additional cardiac anomalies, the rate of pulmonary artery hypertension and the requirement of the surgery were evaluated on the patients....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 2065 words
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The 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 - ... If a family lives off of fast food and has no adequate sleep schedule, the child is most likely going to become obese. Children from poor families are apt to obesity because eating healthy and exercising requires time and money. There are many health problems and behavioral issues that contribute to children who suffer from obesity. Diabetes, high blood pressure, depression and becoming the victims of bullying are just a few of the many overall health problems associated with obesity. Many obese children are diagnosed with type ll diabetes, which is mainly caused from being overweight....   [tags: Health ]
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High Blood Pressure - ... Elevated blood pressure contributes to (62%) of cardiovascular diseases, for example it attributes to 54% of stroke cases and 47% ischemic heart disease globally ( (Lawes et al., 2008 eup fix), it also responsible for 50% of heart failure burden in world. Furthermore the INTERHEART study estimated that having a hypertension was the reason for 25% of heart attack cases in both central and Eastern Europe while it represents the same reason for 22 % of Western Europe. Individuals who have an elevated blood pressure are suspect to have heart attack twice more than normotensive....   [tags: Health, Cardiovascular Disease] 1137 words
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Treating Mrs. Masood - ... She responded well and gave her consent in line with the Nursing and Midwifery Professional Code of Conduct (NMC, 2008). Consent is described as being a process of empowering the patient in decision-making regarding their treatment, Oxtoby (2005). Consent allows her the right to refuse intervention or request for a different person to carry out the nursing activity since in my case as I was only still in training. Ledger (2002) suggests that patient involvement leads to more successful post operative outcomes for the patient....   [tags: Nurse]
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