Cardiovascular Pathology

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Cardiovascular Pathology Heart disease affects people all around the world. Many life habits can lead you to potentially having a heart disease, but it can also be inherited. About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year. It is the leading cause of death for both men and women. These case studies show that heart problems can strike you at any moment, even when you’re least expecting it. Beth Bradley is a lady from New York with a serve heart problem. She had a blocked artery, resulting in a heart attack. Open heart surgery was operated on her. She had a torn artery in her heart, resulting in ventricular heart failure. Her heart was too weak to work on it’s own, her only hope was to live off of a heart pump and…show more content…
Ventricular fibrillation is when the lower chambers quiver and the heart can't pump any blood, causing cardiac arrest. Kevin lived the normal life of a teenage kid, he played sports and never had a problem. He had a fainting spell about a week before he had the cardiac arrest, but thought it wasn’t anything serious After a doctor appointment, the Oills found out that there is a history of long QT defect in the family. They kept a heart shocker in the house in case they needed it. Now knowing about this heart defect, it changes their whole life. Kevin’s mom has to make some important decisions about what to do about Kevin’s younger brothers. She has to decide if they should get a pump impacted in them in case of any heart problem, or just wait for something bad to happen and it be too late to save them. There is no cure for this heart condition. Each event could lead to a next. Kevin has a heart defibrillator that will shock his heart back to life. His mom and two brothers are on beta blockers to help prevent their heart from stopping. Susan Arvin is a woman the suffers from tachycardia. Tachycardia is a heartbeat that's too fast, a heart rate of more than 100 beats per minute (BPM). Susan states that her heart will race for hours at a time. Disrupting cells cause her to have a rapid heartbeat. Having her heart beat faster than usual, it became a problem at home and at work.…show more content…
There was no blood flow to most of her vital organs. There were small inefficient contractions and the bottom of her heart was ballooning out, also known as broken heart syndrome. Her ventricles were not contracting in the proper way. She had stunned heart tissue. Sharon had a satisfying outcome, she got to participate in her daughters wedding and that meant a lot to her. Heart is perfect, she has high cholesterol but her heart is perfectly normal, there is no damage done to her heart. All in all, heart disease is effecting people all around us. Weather it’s needing a heart pump, having electrical issues, or having coronary artery disease, it changed each one of these people’s life. These studies show that the outcome of being diagnosed with a heart condition, can be positive or negative. Nobody is expecting it to be them that gets the heart disease so we have to live every day to the fullest and not take the time we have for granted because who knows, any of us could be in one of these case
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