Case Study Of Atrial Septal Defect

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Chapter 1



Having a heart disease is one of the most life-threatening experiences a particular person could ever had. Half of his or her life is in danger; not knowing when will he/she die. That's why people should take good care of themselves, especially their hearts; for heart is one of the main body parts in human anatomy. Heart disease is very different from heartbreaks; that after you get hurt, you'll just move on and

"…the heart is the most important organ simply because the heart carries and pumps necessities to other various parts of the body. Without the workings of the heart, multiple other organs would fail. For example, the brain is in constant need of a supply of oxygen from
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As a baby develops in the womb, a wall (septum) forms that divides the upper chamber into a left and right atrium... an abnormal formation of this wall can result in a defect that remains after birth. This is called an atrial septal defect, or ASD (Medline Plus, 2016). Atrial Septal Defect or ASD is a kind of congenital heart disease that already exists since birth; and this disease is malfunctioning because there is a hole between the upper parts of the heart- the one that is responsible in distributing the blood throughout the body and the one for transmitting blood to the lungs. Excessive flow of blood can cause damage to another distributor. But how do people with this kind of disease cope up with their everyday…show more content…
It shows that the researcher should interview first the people surrounds Seana, particularly her parents or her guardians for them to study the medical histories of it. Upon synthesizing the medical histories given, then, there is a big possibility that the researcher will know or will have further understanding why Seana lived like that- what are the limitations in her activities in order to prevent her disease (ASD) from worsening.

Statement of the Problem

The main purpose of this study is to have further understanding about the life of a person with atrial septal defect and how do they dwell on it.

In order to have a clearer understanding, the researchers prepared the following five (5) sets of questions that need to be answered by the person being studied:

1. What is the medical history of Seana?

2. What are the limited activities that may trigger the ASD of Seana?

3. How is Seana medicated?

4. How Seana recovered to ASD?

Significance of the Study

The researchers chose to study the life of people with atrial septal defect and how do these people dwell on it given that they or their family member acquired this. This study will give you and other readers a much-clearer understanding and to correct everyone's misconceptions about the disease which is the atrial septal defect or
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