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  • The Treatment Of Pulmonary Hypertension

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    Treatments in Pulmonary Hypertension Brooke Throckmorton Kettering College Abstract This paper discusses some of the different medications used in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension. There are six different articles being used for each the medications, and other basic information pertaining to pulmonary hypertension. The articles discuss studies performed on the drugs to demonstrate their effectiveness on pulmonary hypertension. The articles exhibit important information about

  • What Is Pulmonary Valve?

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    to make sure that blood doesn't move backwards through the heart. When blood flows backwards through the heart it is referred to as regression or tricuspid regurgitation. Pulmonary Valve The pulmonary valve is found to the right side of the heart. It is located between the pulmonary artery and the right ventricle. The pulmonary valve functions by moving blood from the heart to the arteries. Blood can only flow one way through this valve. Heart rate affects how frequently this happens.

  • Pulmonary Symbolism Essay

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    Pulmonary embolism, synonymous with deep vein thrombosis; are important and is a growing public health problem. Both contribute to the 300,000-600,000 individuals affected by this each year in the US alone. This condition does not discriminate against age, gender, or race and occurs across all boards causing morbidity and mortality. When misdiagnosed, unrecognized, or untreated, PE can cause death quickly; within just an hour. It’s fatal in up to 26% of cases (Andrews, 2010). However, prompt treatment

  • Pulmonary Hypertension Research Paper

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    Pulmonary Hypertension Pulmonary Hypertension is high blood pressure that occurs in the arteries in the lungs. Classifications of Pulmonary Hypertension There used to be two types of Pulmonary Hypertension. Primary Pulmonary Hypertension is when there is no other disease or illness accompanying it. Secondary Pulmonary Hypertension is when there is a pre-existing disease that triggers the Pulmonary Hypertension. Etiology “Why the blood vessels in the lungs thicken in Pulmonary Hypertension has

  • Types And Classifications Of Pulmonary Hypertension

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    Abstract Pulmonary hypertension is a disease that without treatment becomes progressively worse until a patient dies. It is characteristically a disease of young adults, but may occur all across the lifespan making this disease even more devastating.1 Pulmonary hypertension is characterized by elevated intrapulmonary pressures which cause dynamic changes to the cardiovascular system of the affected individual. The adequate functioning of the cardiovascular system is vital to the survival of the

  • What Is Pulmonary Vascular Disease?

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    Pulmonary vascular disease is used to identify any disorder that may affect blood flow through the vessels between the heart and lungs. Blood flow begins at the right side of the heart and makes its way to the lungs in the process of oxygenation. Deoxygenated blood from the tissue travels to the right side of the heart through the veins and is eventually pumped towards the lungs through pulmonary arteries. The lungs oxygenate the blood and send it towards the left side of the heart through the pulmonary

  • Anatomy Of The Pulmonary, Coronaries And Veins

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    Anatomy Of The pulmonary, Coronaries and aorta arteries Gross anatomy The heart and great vessels are roughly in the middle of the thorax, being surrounded laterally and posteriorly by the lungs and anteriorly by the sternum and the central part of the thoracic cage. The heart acts a twofold, self-modifying suction and pressure pump, the parts of which work in union to push blood to all parts of the body. The right half of the heart (right heart) gets ineffectively oxygenated (venous) blood

  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension ( Ph )

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    Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) belong to group 1 in the classification of Pulmonary Hypertension (PH). It is a chronic progressive disease caused by narrowing of the minor pulmonary arteries due to vascular proliferation and remodeling. Figure 1: Changes occur in blood vessels in PAH. The estimated prevalence for PAH is 15-50 cases per million although it is a rare disease. The female to male ratio is 1.7:1 with higher prevalence between 30-40 years old. To date there are 52 cases

  • Causes And Treatment Of Pulmonary Edema

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    Abstract Pulmonary edema can be divided into two categories, cardiogenic and non-cardiogenic. Both of these can be life threatening if not treated on time. One of the main characteristics of this disease is the increased fluid in the interstitial spaces and alveoli in the lungs. Cardiogenic pulmonary edema as the name implies, is cause by heart failure. The most common type of heart failure seen with cardiogenic pulmonary edema is left ventricular failure also known as congestive heart failure (CHF)

  • Venous Thromboembolism And Pulmonary Embolism

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    Venous thromboembolism (VTE), including both deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), is reognised as the leading cause of preventable in-hospital mortality. DVT is the formation of blood clots in a deep vein- usually the large veins in the leg or pelvis. The most serious complication of a DVT is that the clot could dislodge and travel to the lungs, becoming a life-threatening blood clot in the lungs, pulmonary embolism. When a blood clot breaks loose and travels in the blood, this is