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  • Essay On Cardiomyopathy

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    “[...] 1 in every 100,000 children in the U.S. under the age of 18 is diagnosed with cardiomyopathy” (“Understand Pediatric” 1). This condition affects many children throughout the world. Some cases of cardiomyopathy are fatal, some allow the child to live with restrictions. Cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of death and heart transplants in children (“Understand Pediatric” 1). There are many different ways to help diagnose the numerous forms of this disorder, treatments to help stop other problems

  • The Characteristics of Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy

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    Historical Background Takotsubo cardiomyopathy was first acknowledged in Japan in 1990 by Sato et al (Djuric 512). The United States did not have any report of Takotsubo until 1998 (Sharkey e460). Since 1998, scientific interest in Takotsubo has steadily increased. Dr. Scott Sharkey validates the increase in scientific interest: “In 2000, only 2 publications were recorded, compared with nearly 300 in 2010. Now, takotsubo is widely recognized, with reports form 6 continents and diverse countries”

  • Cardiomyopathy Case Study

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    hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), which is the hypertrophy of a nondilated ventricle that occurs when there is no metabolic stimuli or altered blood flow such as hyperthyroidism

  • Stress-Induced Cardiomyopathy Research Paper

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    Stress-induced cardiomyopathy, which has been given the nickname “Broken Heart Syndrome”, is a medical condition that causes a section the heart to enlarge and not pump well, which can lead to heart-muscle failure. In addition, the stress generated from a loss can cause high

  • Analysis Of The Pathophysiological Framework Of Dilated Cardiomyopathy

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    Dilated Cardiomyopathy Cardiomyopathy is the deterioration of muscles within the heart which in turn causes the heart to become thick, rigid or enlarged; this physiological change causes decreased contractility and may lead to arrhythmias or heart failure (VanMeter and Hubert, 2013). In the case study, the client is a seven-year-old girl from Chetwynd who is recently diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy. When she was ten months old, she underwent a heart transplant for her hypoplastic left heart

  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

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    ------------------------------------------------- Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a primary disease of the myocardium (the muscle of the heart) in which a portion of the myocardium ishypertrophied (thickened) without any obvious cause. It is perhaps best known as a leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes.[7] The occurrence of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a significant cause of sudden unexpected cardiac death in any age group and as a cause of disabling

  • Symptoms And Treatment Of Respiratory Cardiomyopathy

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    Disease Process Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, also referred to as broken heart syndrome, transient apical ballooning or stress cardiomyopathy is a type of non-ischemic cardiomyopathy in which there is a sudden temporary weakening of the muscular portion of the heart (Zamir, M 2005). It is an increasingly recognized clinical syndrome characterized by transient reversible apical left ventricular dysfunction (Nature Clinical Practice Cardiovascular Medicine, 2008), originally described as a transient occurrence

  • Case Study : Congestive Heart Failure And Cardiomyopathy

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    Case Study 2 involves a geriatric patient, Mr. P., who is having difficulty managing his congestive heart failure (CHF) and cardiomyopathy (GCU, 2013). For one to find the best way to help him, one must have an understanding of his disease processes. This paper will briefly describe congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy. It will look at the nurse’s approach to care and define a treatment plan. The treatment plan will include methods for educating Mr. P. and his wife. Furthermore, a teaching

  • Familial Cardiomyopathies ( Fc )

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    Background: Familial Cardiomyopathies (FC) are a collection of cardiac diseases that vary vastly genetically, and pathologically (1, 2). Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common form of FC (2). HCM is diagnosed often with left ventricular hypertrophy without a noticeable increase in external load and smaller ventricular cavity, but with a preserved ejection fraction (3). That is, the percent of blood leaving the left ventricle (5) does not change. Other pathologies include interstitial

  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Essay

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    Approximately, 1 of every 500 people is affected with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, it is important for patients to understand the dynamics of the disease as it could potentially be life threatening. In most cases, the patients quality of life is not affected, but a few will experience symptoms that cause significant discomfort or undetected complications that could lead to sudden cardiac death. With that in mind, it would be beneficial to recognize what it is, specific causes, the steps of diagnoses