Essays Tagged: "Coronary artery disease"

Heart Attacks

rdial infarction) due to insufficient blood supply to the heart muscle, especially when caused by a coronary thrombosis or a coronary occlusion (American Heritage, 95)."The big scientific names for he ... ocardial infarction or in some cases acute myocardial infarction, and sometimes it is also called a coronary occlusion. A heart attack is a short lived form of heart disease. It is a coronary artery d ...

(5 pages) 167 1 2.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Coronary Artery Disease and Acute Coronary Syndrome

Coronary Artery Disease andAcute Coronary SyndromeCoronary Artery Diseasea type of blood vessel diso ... n referred to as hardening of the arteries.The atheromas (fatty deposits) have a preference for the coronary arteries.Etiology and PathoAtherosclerosis is the major cause of CAD.Characterized by a foc ... develop within smooth muscle, a yellow tinged appears.c. Fatty streaks are usually observed in the coronary arteries by age 15 and involve an increasing amount of surface area as the patient agesd. T ...

(19 pages) 184 0 2.4 Apr/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Coronary Heart Disease.

Coronary artery disease, also referred to as coronary heart disease, as well as just heart disease a ... s symptoms, and its known treatments, as well as any additional relevant information on the disease.Coronary artery disease is defined as when the arteries of the heart become clogged and narrowed, ca ... dy will be able to recover itself or if a medical procedure will be required. Over time, a narrowed coronary artery may naturally begin to develop new blood vessels that go around a blockage in order ...

(3 pages) 74 0 4.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Coronary Artery Disease

ny people live with this disease for many years without knowing it. Types of heart diseases include coronary artery disease, cardiomyopath, valvular heart disease, pericardial disease, and congenital ... isease, pericardial disease, and congenital heart disease. The most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease.Coronary artery disease (CAD) is when the arteries that supply blood for the ...

(5 pages) 107 0 5.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

CHF Health Promotion Education

onsideration of:* Blood pressure* Daily weight monitoring* Reducing sodium in diet* Risks for other coronary artery disease* Understanding food nutrition labels* Compliance with medication* Active inv ...

(4 pages) 100 0 1.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Qualitative Nursing Research Report Analysis

Adherence to cardiac therapy for me with coronary artery diseaseStudy ProblemWhat problem was the study conducted to resolve?A research probl ... s in the knowledge needed for nursing practice (Burns & Grove, 2003, p. 55). Men diagnosed with coronary artery disease (CAD) require years of treatment to control symptoms, to remain employed, an ... itial interview and follow-up interview. Good analysis.ReferencesAmerican Heart Association (2000). Coronary heart disease. Retrieved May 11, 2006, from http://www.american heart.orgBaird, K. K., & ...

(8 pages) 243 0 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Alzheimer's disease and Long Term Care

risk factor for this disease. There are also genetic causes for this disease. High blood pressure, coronary artery disease, diabetes, etc are also other risk factors for Alzheimer's disease (Bauer, 5 ...

(6 pages) 101 1 4.8 Dec/2007

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Cardiovascular disease

your cholesterol and blood pressure, and reduce the risk of diabetes.Exercise increases the size of coronary arteries and reduce clogging due to atherosclerosis. Exercise also increases the efficiency ... to 12 months, lowered cholesterol levels can mean as much as a 30 percent reduction in the risk of coronary artery disease (Edlin p.130).Psychological Benefits of physical Activity Regular physical a ...

(9 pages) 67 0 1.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

The Ethical Nature of Genetic Screening in Humans

rences of a certain disease, just as high levels of cholesterol are linked to higher occurrences of coronary artery disease. In precisely the same way that a patient with high cholesterol may live a n ...

(7 pages) 70 1 4.3 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Genetics & Genome Projects

Diabetes Mellitus

ndition in which the kidneys fail to function adequately), blindness, wounds that fail to heal, and coronary artery disease (is a disease characterized by reduced blood supply to the heart). There is ...

(8 pages) 96 0 4.0 Mar/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Patient Education Plan: Endometriosis

otherwise has no other significant medical history. Her family history includes hypothyroidism and coronary artery disease. Catalina prefers to learn visually, enjoys reading, and verbal explanations ...

(5 pages) 129 0 0.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Issues Affecting the Aged

late adulthood.Women experience a decline in estrogen levels and become more vulnerable to strokes, coronary artery disease, and osteoporosis. Men do not experience the abrupt change in fertility that ...

(5 pages) 107 0 0.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Medical Technology and the Controversies Associated With Prolongation of Life

longer and healthier lives are the advent of antibiotics and immunizations. Increasing knowledge of coronary artery disease and end stage renal disease have helped in the development of technology whi ... e in the treatment of cardiovascular disease in the past 50 years; in particular new treatments for coronary artery disease have decreased mortality rates from acute myocardial infarction by 30% in th ...

(13 pages) 118 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Weighing Justice and Nonmaleficience

he came up with three major diagnoses for the patient, congestive heart failure, hypertension, and coronary artery disease.After learning what the patient was diagnosed with, I had several questions ... ease as our patient does, you should seek treatment when your blood pressure is greater than 140/90.Coronary artery disease, also known as CAD, is a condition in which plaque, made of fat, cholesterol ...

(12 pages) 997 0 3.0 Feb/2010

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

How Heart Functions as a One Way Pump and Coronary Heart Diseases

Heart, Coronary Heart Disease And Effects Of LifestylesHeart is the one of the most vital organs in the ent ... cardiac muscles never get rest. So they need continuous blood supply in order to continue working. Coronary arteries are the specific arteries that supply nutrients and oxygen to the heart itself. Ho ... heart itself. However, arteries can be damaged by a condition in which plaque builds up inside the coronary arteries Plaque has made up of fat, cholesterol, calcium, and other substances found in the ...

(7 pages) 41 0 0.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases