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  • Descriptive Essay On A Stopping Event

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    shower, leaving my telephone in the next room over. While in the shower, I missed a call from my mother. I called her back, and I was stunned to learn that my brother, Dakota, was in the emergency room. He had passed out and required CPR as well as cardioversion. (being shocked) After the telephone call, my father and I instantly headed for the hospital where my brother was. Some of our family were already there in the waiting room, yet my father and I didn't pay any attention to them. We strolled straight

  • The Medical Intensive Care Unit

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    good chance of surviving when they are in the intensive care unit, they just need to be closely monitored and given proper treatment in order to fully recover. A common medical procedure in the medical intensive care unit is cardioversion. The

  • S. D Case Study

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    pharmacologic or electrical conversion of the atrial fibrillation to normal sinus rhythm may then also be considered, such as by using amiodarone or electrical cardioversion. If the atrial fibrillation lasts for longer than 48 hours, anticoagulation therapy will be needed for 3-4 weeks before the cardioversion and for weeks after as well. If drugs or cardioversion do not work, radiofrequency catheter ablation and the Maze procedure would be expected as further options. S.D. was admitted to the telemetry unit

  • Notes On The Rhythm Control

    1066 Words  | 5 Pages Cardioversion Usually performed electively, cardioversions are procedures that are performed to convert an arrhythmia back to sinus rhythm.. There are two types of cardioversions; pharmacological and electrical. Pharmacological cardioversions are performed via administering arrhythmia-medication to patients to restore the heart’s rhythm to normal sinus rhythm. Pharmacological cardioversions were the standard cardioversion procedures performed before electrical cardioversion became more

  • An Anonymous Patient 's Medication Essay

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    This report is an analysis of an anonymous patient’s medications and how they relate to his health issues. Please note that the patient will be referred to as patient Afib in order to protect his privacy. Patient Afib is a 58 year old male with a recent onset of atrial fibrillation (AF) that has been cured using ablation and antiarrhythmic medications. This report discusses how physicians treated patient Afib’s AF, the medications patient Afib is currently taking and their mechanism of action, and

  • Characteristics Of A Female Patient At The Mature Age Of 78 Essay

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    Introduction A female patient at the mature age of 78 was presented to A&E with symptoms in accordance with new onset Atrial Fibrillation(AF). The patients’ medical history was notable only for controlled hypertension, which recurrently coexists with AF and is acknowledged for being one of the principal risk factors of AF. With Hypertension being ‘… the most common cardiovascular disorder’ and AF equally being ‘… the most common clinically significant sustained cardiac arrhythmia’, the management

  • Supraventricular Tachycardia

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    Supraventricular tachycardia: Supraventricular Tachycardia is a cardio-vascular disease which occasionally results in abnormally fast heartbeat which is not related to exercise, stress or illness. Early doctors were researching arrhythmia in heart beat as a result of unknown abnormal neuro-cardio mechanisms of the heart, one of theories was that SA and AV nodes were interfering with each other’s bio-electrical impulses another theory was that the right side of the septum was hypersensitive to electrical

  • Atrial Contraction Case Study

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    NEW ONSET ATRIAL FIBRILLATION IN A NON-CARDIAC SURGICAL PATIENT Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the commonest arrhythmia. It is characterised by disorganised random electrical activity in the atria that results in a lack of effective atrial contraction. It is associate with a five-fold risk of stroke and a three-fold incidence of congestive heart failure, and overall higher mortality. There are many known risk factors for the development of acute AF including coronary artery disease (CAD), hypertension

  • Ventricular Tachycardia Essay

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    Ventricular Tachycardia An dysrhythmia of the heart is an irregular heartbeat rhythm. Ventricular tachycardia is an dysrhythmia in which the lower chambers of the heart, the ventricles, beat unusually fast. The heart rate is measured with an electrocardiogram, or ECG. This is a machine that measures the electrical impulses from the patient's heart. This is displayed on a monitor or ECG graph paper. The boxes on the graph paper measure time. Five small boxes are equal to one large box

  • Atrial Fibrillation: Causes, Pathophysiology and Treatment

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    Introduction Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a cardiac arrhythmia. It is the most common arrhythmia and it has implications for patients and anaesthetists alike. The anaesthetist must take into consideration the physiological and pharmacological implications of this common arrhythmia. In a healthy individual receiving a general anaesthetic, the anaesthetist must be aware of the causes and treatment of acute onset AF, both intra-operatively and peri-operatively. Patients with AF often develop a decline