Angina Essays

  • Angina Pectoris

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    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

  • Angina Pectoris: The Heart Killer

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    the number of deaths from cancer, chronic lung disease, pneumonia and influenza, and others combined. One of the symptoms of coronary disease is angina pectoris. Unfortunately, a lot of people do not take it seriously, and thus not realizing that it may lead to other complications, and even death. The Human Heart In order to understand angina, one must know about our own heart. The human heart is a powerful muscle in the body which is worked the hardest. A double pump system, the heart

  • Condition of Unstable Angina

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    Unstable Angina: Unstable angina is a condition in which your heart doesn't get enough blood flow and oxygen. It may lead to a heart attack. Causes Symptoms/Signs Differences between others anginas Treatments Nursing Implications Coronary artery disease due to atherosclerosis is by far the most common cause of unstable angina. Atherosclerosis is the buildup of fatty material called plaque along the walls of the arteries. This causes arteries to become narrowed and less flexible. The narrowing

  • Persuasive Speech: We Must Control Air Pollution

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    affects on aquatic, forest and wildlife ecosystems, as well as deterioration of buildings. Carbon monoxide is another form of pollution. It reduces the blood?s ability to carry oxygen. If a human is exposed to higher levels, it can cause chest pains, angina attacks or even death. Coal-burning power plants and motor vehicles are among the largest contributors to air pollution....

  • Caring for An Angina Patient

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    right time. This essay will delve deeper into the case of Rob Geis, a patient who was suffering from angina, given his history and the signs and symptoms he experienced up to the time when his condition worsened to Myocardial Infarction. This essay will also look into how the nurse should provide effective nursing care to the patient with this condition. Etiology and Pathophysiology of Angina Angina is pain felt in the chest area as a result of lack of inadequate supply to the myocardium (Better

  • Heart Disease

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    the blood vessels is arteriosclerosis (Hale p.371). One of the most common symptoms is chest pain. When your heart muscle is not getting enough oxygen, it sends out a painful warning signal called angina pectoris(Hale p.372). Because your heart needs oxygen the most when it is working the hardest, angina is most likely to occur during exercise. And if the heart muscle is deprived of oxygen for long enough, it will die, resulting in a heart attack, or myocardial (heart muscle) infarction (tissue death)

  • Unstable Angina Case Study

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    1) Which of the following is used to distinguish the diagnosis of MI (Myocardial Infarction) from that of Unstable angina? a) Serum levels of Cardiac Biomarkers (Troponin, CK-MB) b) Electrocardiograph (ECG) test c) The presence of S4 Heart sound d) Pain lasts for less than 5 minutes in an MI Rationale The correct answer is A because serum levels of cardiac biomarkers such as troponin and CK-MB are used for the final diagnosis of Myocardial infarction (STEMI, NSTEMI). Electrocardiograph (ECG) testing

  • Atenolol: The Medication for High Blood Pressure

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    people in America. Atenolol, also known as Tenormin, is placed in a group of remedies known as beta-blocker. As a Beta-blocker, Atenolol is used to treat a range of bodily disorders in connection with anxiety and tension, such as high blood pressure, angina, irregular heart rhythms, migraines, prevention of a second heart attack, tremors, alcohol withdrawal, anxiety, and glaucoma. The three main malfunctions atenelol is used for are alcohol withdrawal, anxiety disorders, and cardiac disorders. Dealing

  • Antonio Vivaldi's Biography

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    born in Venice on March 4th, 1678. Though ordained a priest in 1703, according to his own account, within a year of being ordained Vivaldi no longer wished to celebrate mass because of physical complaints ("tightness of the chest") which pointed to angina pectoris, asthmatic bronchitis, or a nervous disorder. It is also possible that Vivaldi was simulating illness - there is a story that he sometimes left the altar in order to quickly jot down a musical idea in the sacristy.... In any event he had

  • Coronary Arteries Essay

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    which branches into Left Circumflex, Marginal LCA and Left Anterior Descending Artery. In order for the heart to function properly the coronary arteries should be constantly supplying oxygen, if any of these arteries becomes blocked we experience angina, injury to the heart muscle, heart attack and in worst cases heart failure and death. Disease of the coronary arteries is the number one of all the heart diseases and the leading cause of death. Coronary artery disease (CAD) is caused by the occlusion

  • Patient Health Assessment

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    On admission to a healthcare facility, a health assessment is a mandatory tool in assessing the patient’s health status. In general an assessment is broken down in a two types of reviews, by conducting a health history which includes the collection of subjective data (information elicited by the patient or patients family members) and a physical examination of the patient which includes the gathering of evidence based data (Wilson & Giddens, 2009). Collecting and documenting accurate information

  • Cardiology Case Study Examples

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    that he described as “crushing”. He reported that the pain radiated to his neck and jaw. Additionally, the patient was experiencing shortness of breath (SOB). History of Present Illness (HPI) The symptoms of severe chest pain are consistent with angina pectoris,

  • B. V.: A Case Study

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    B.V. is a 42 year old male patient admitted for severe angina chest pain. He previously had coronary artery bypass surgery a month ago. His incision site from the surgery was dry, intact with no inflammation present. He currently was not on any pain medications upon admission. He tested positive for hepatitis C and was homeless. He had a history of drug and alcohol abuse and left hip replacement. He is currently taking medications for hypertension and diabetes through Medicare. When getting report

  • Judgmental Attitudes, Isolation, and Forgiveness in Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead

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    In Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead narrator and reverend John Ames seeks to transcend the isolation he feels from the title town through a letter to his son. John Ames holds the ironic role of moral leader and recluse, which leaves him alienated from the people who respect him. His isolation is a byproduct of his independence; an independence that distances him from those he loves: Jack Boughton and his son. This estrangement is represented in the text by his heart condition which prevents him from

  • George B. McClellan: The Disposable Patriot

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    their “battles and leaders of war” series. Mac Was asked to write about his experiences as a commander during the Peninsula and Maryland campaigns. In October eighteen eight-five, Mac began to experience severe chest pain that was later diagnosed as angina pectoris. His doctor prescribed different treatments and rest. Within a week or two his condition began to improve and the doctor believed Mac would make a complete recovery. However, on the evening of October twenty-eight, while finishing an article

  • Heart Attack Prevention

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    A heart attack can happen at any time to anyone. Oftentimes the underlying problems leading up to a heart attack go unnoticed and undiagnosed for years before the actual event occurs. Some factors leading up to an attack can be prevented while others cannot. Many people are surprised when they have an attack and do not realize how their lifestyle choices affected their probability of having one. This summary discusses what a heart attack is, its signs and symptoms, prevention strategies, and

  • Fast Food is Destroying America

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    "We provide food that customers love, day after day after day. People just want more of it” (Ray Kroc, Founder of McDonald’s). Coronary Artery Disease is a type of heart disease and the most common cause of heart attacks. Plaque from eating unhealthy foods, builds up in the arteries, the arteries harden and begin to become narrow and can cause chest pain and heart attacks. “Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on

  • Coronary Heart Disease: A Case Study

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    Barefoot, J. C., Brummet, B. H., Williams, R. B., Siegler, I. C., Helms, M. J., Boyle, S. H., . . . Mark, D. B. (2011). Recovery Expectations and long-term prognosis of patients with coronary heart disease. Archives of Internal Medicine, 171(10), 929-935. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.41 This journal article provides information that highlights some expectations of recovery from coronary artery disease. It also has a focus on the statistical analysis of mortality from a case study. The data gleaned

  • Assignment For My Brown Bag

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    For my Brown Bag Assignment my participant, JR, was found within my family. I was aware JR took daily medications due to his recent heart bypass surgery in June 2015 and met with him. JR is 62 years old and takes seven medication daily. My participant, JR had heart bypass surgery, exactly 4 bypasses, on June 1, 2015, due to 90% of his coronary arteries being blocked. For about two weeks prior to the surgery, he could not walk, felt very dizzy, fatigue, and weak. His legs even gave out and he fainted

  • Chronic Hypertension Essay

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    patient I would let my patient know what to do in order to treat his chronic hypertension. Changing diet, less consuming of alcohol, regular exercise, reduce stress, and importantly stop smoking. The patient also has stated they have occasional angina pain. Angina is pain that occurs in the chest and gives an area of discomfort because the heart muscle doesn’t ... ... middle of paper ... ... stress. As a nurse you may not always have days were you are relaxed and laying back, but in some cases you