Essays Tagged: "heart muscle"

Heart Attacks

Heart attacks cause the death of millions of people per year. In this paper I will talk about the sc ... the death of millions of people per year. In this paper I will talk about the scientific names for heart attacks, the main causes of heart attacks, the symptoms of them, the treatments for them, and ... them, the treatments for them, and the last thing we will talk about is who is at risk for having a heart attack. But, before we can talk about these things we really should determine what heart attac ...

(5 pages) 167 1 2.6 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Stem Cell Research: Moral or Immoral.

ditions they can be induced to become cells with special functions such as the beating cells of the heart muscle or the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas. It has been hypothesized by some scient ... nt in the future, become the basis for treating diseases such as Parkinson's disease, diabetes, and heart disease.Parkinson's disease is a very common neurodengenerative disorder that effects more tha ...

(2 pages) 116 0 3.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: Science Essays

This is in indepth look at muscular dystrophy. In this report the causes, the symptoms, and the treatment are discussed pretty throughly.

e advanced by the late teens. Death may result from respiratory weakness or from involvement of the heart muscle. Because inheritance of this form is by an X-linked recessive mechanism, virtually all ...

(2 pages) 34 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Discuss the reasons for the global distribution of heart disease.

Discuss the reasons for the global distribution of heart disease. Consider:"h The nature of Coronary Heart Disease. What is it?"h The Global distributi ... Consider:"h The nature of Coronary Heart Disease. What is it?"h The Global distribution of Coronary Heart Disease."h The likely causes for this - include diet, smoking, lack of exercise as a minimum.F ... his - include diet, smoking, lack of exercise as a minimum.For the heart to function properly, your heart needs a steady supply of oxygen from the blood, which flows through the coronary arteries, to ...

(4 pages) 83 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Stem Cell Research Is A Pro

event or maybe even heal some diseases. Stem Cell Research can help in Parkinson's disease, growing heart muscle, to bone marrow, even brain tissue.I fall upon the Pro of this issue because I believe ... to do the research when it has reached this stage, because at this stage there is the presence of a heart and little not fully grown body parts. So it is strongly disagreed to go ahead with the resear ...

(1 pages) 75 1 4.2 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Plant Biology

PH and Health Problems

1. Heartburn is a burning sensation behind the breastbone. Unlike the name says heartburn has absolutel ... nsation behind the breastbone. Unlike the name says heartburn has absolutely nothing to do with the heart. It is problem caused by the digestive system. The main type of heartburn is called Angina. It ... rn is called Angina. It is caused by temporary shortage of oxygen being carried in the blood to the heart muscle. Heartburn occurs when small amounts of acid rise up into the esophagus. Unlike the sto ...

(2 pages) 37 0 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Smoking is the major factor of CHD development in the world, and especially in Ukraine

es of many diseases in the world. Today it is the main factor affecting the development of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) in Ukraine."Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) is one of the main causes of death in B ... dvanced Biology for you 2000, by Gareth Williams) This disease is a result of the disruption of the heart's function, by the blockages (atheromas), which occur due to the build up of fatty deposits in ...

(4 pages) 36 0 4.6 Jun/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Fitness Assignment

eficial to be fit rather than unfitBeing fit can benefit one's body in many ways:Strengthening your heart and cardiovascular system -Physical load resulting in increased heart rate and breathing rate ... er levels of physical effort. Also, as a result of appropriate recovery from the physical load, the heart muscle becomes stronger, the blood vessels become more elastic (ie. Capable of handling greate ...

(11 pages) 96 0 3.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

The effects of alcohol on the body

esthesia, respiratory failure, coma and death may follow large doses of alcohol.Alcohol weakens the heart muscle and ability to pump blood, causes irregular heart beats, increases blood pressure and t ...

(1 pages) 23 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Coronary Artery Disease

Heart disease, also known as the "silent killer", is one of the most common causes of death worldwid ... th worldwide, though many people live with this disease for many years without knowing it. Types of heart diseases include coronary artery disease, cardiomyopath, valvular heart disease, pericardial d ... coronary artery disease, cardiomyopath, valvular heart disease, pericardial disease, and congenital heart disease. The most common type of heart disease is coronary artery disease.Coronary artery dise ...

(5 pages) 107 0 5.0 Jul/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Contrasting the Differences and Similarities Between Heart Attacks and Strokes

In this essay I will compare and contrast the differences and similarities between a heart attack and a stroke. A heart is damage and loss of function of an area of the heart muscle. St ... are sudden episodes of weakness or paralysis that occur when blood flow to the brain is interrupted.Heart attacks and strokes are two different conditions, but they both have some common elements. In ... fe-threatening situations. The main difference between these two conditions is that one affects the heart and one affects the brain. The warning signs of a heart attack are much different than those o ...

(1 pages) 15 1 1.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Heart Attack

Heart Disease Two out of three people who have a heart attack will survive and recover. A he ... over. A heart attack will be fatal if it interferes with the electrical impulses that regulate your heartbeat. Most deaths occur within two hours of the first symptoms . The most common kind of ... f the coronary arteries by a blood clot. The blood clot blocks off the blood flow to an area of the heart muscle. The lack of blood to that area causes tissue damage. Usually heart attacks occur in co ...

(2 pages) 10 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Non Infectous Diseases

Vocabulary 1. Cardiovascular diseases "" medical disorders that affect the heart and blood vessels 2. Arteriosclerosis "" hardening of the arteries 3. Angia pectons "" pain an ... he arteries 3. Angia pectons "" pain and tightness in the chest caused by the lack of oxygen to the heart 4. Fibrillation "" the rapid ineffective beating of the heart in one of two chambers call vent ... "" the rapid ineffective beating of the heart in one of two chambers call ventricles 5. Congestive heart failure "" a slow gradual weakening of the heart muscle from overwork 6. Stroke "" an interrup ...

(1 pages) 8 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Hearts Function

"Your heart beats all your life, pumping up to 25 liters of blood every minute. Like all pumps, it has a p ... ur life, pumping up to 25 liters of blood every minute. Like all pumps, it has a power source - the heart muscle - and valves to make sure that blood flows in the one, right, direction." The heart has ... e small with very thin walls. Those are called the right and left Atria. These are the parts of the heart, where blood first flows through.The Atria has thin walls, which is good because they only use ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Bibliography Wilcox, Charlotte Mummies and their mysteries Carolrhoda Books, Inc./Minneapolis

ecay. All body organs were removed. The brain in most cases was not saved, but the heart is left inside the body. Egyptians believed people's thoughts came from the heart muscle and n ...

(1 pages) 420 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Chemistry

Patient Counseling on Heart Medications

ill be taking is 0.125 mg. Digoxin is indicated for the use in relieving the symptoms of congestive heart failure and/or atrial fibrillation. It is a drug that will help a weakened heart to function p ... It is a drug that will help a weakened heart to function properly by increasing the strength of the heart muscle and maintaining the normal heart rhythm. Take one tablet by mouth with a glass of water ...

(4 pages) 18 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Stem Cell Research Deserves Federal Funding!

ough cell division. They can be induced to become cells with special functions such as cells of the heart muscle or the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas.The past president George W. Bush oppose ...

(3 pages) 21 0 3.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

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 ... ntinue working. Coronary arteries are the specific arteries that supply nutrients and oxygen to the heart itself. However, arteries can be damaged by a condition in which plaque builds up inside the c ... and other substances found in the blood. Plaque narrows the arteries and reduces blood flow to your heart muscle. It also makes it more likely that blood clots will appear in arteries (n.a, 2009). Blo ...

(7 pages) 41 0 0.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Drowning Safety

upled with vasoconstriction, which may result in vagal inhibition leading to sudden stoppage of the heart muscle. (Draper, 2008) Rarely, but especially in children, cold water shuts the body down. The ... ody down. The heart rate drops and blood vessels constrict in major organs and muscles, so that the heart and brain functions are ceased. Hypothermia sets in and the body's demand for oxygen drops dra ...

(3 pages) 21 0 0.0 May/2010

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Health & Fitness