It can lead to complications. Atrial fibrillation may lead to blood clots forming in the heart that may circulate to other organs and lead to blocked blood flow (ischemia)” The danger of this disorder is that the heart may not be able to pump enough blood to support the functioning of the body. There are some patients who will have some, all, or no symptoms at all. Some symptoms include: • “Palpitations, which are sensations of a racing, uncomfortable, irregular heartbeat or a flip-flopping in your chest • Weakness • Reduced ability to exercise • Fatigue • Lightheadedness • Dizziness • Confusion • Shortness of breath • Chest pain Atrial fibrillation may be: • Occasional. In this case it's called paroxysmal (par-ok-SIZ-mul) atrial fibrillation.
Diastolic pressure is the minimum blood pressure during the cardiac cycle and it is the point at which sounds disappear during blood pressure measurement (Widmaier, Raff, & Strang, 2008). Blood pressure is measured in mmHg so a typical blood pressure measurement would be systolic/diastolic mmHg. Measuring blood pressure using a sphygmomanometer is beneficial in that it is a quick and effective measurement and it is non-invasive for the patient. There are some drawbacks to using this method, however. Some patients may find this procedure somewhat painful due to the squeezing of the cuff during measurement.
In atrial fibrillation, a problem with the heart's electrical system the atria to quiver, or fibrillate. The quivering upsets the normal rhythm between the atria and the lower parts (ventricles) of the heart. The lower parts may beat fast and without a regular rhythm. Atrial fibrillation is dangerous because it greatly increases the risk of stroke. If the heart doesn't beat strongly, blood can collect, or pool, in the atria.
Deep vein thrombosis is a cardiovascular disease in which a blood clot forms in a vein deep in the body. It is most commonly found in the lower leg or thigh. This disease is extremely dangerous because if the clot breaks loose, the embolus (loose clot) can travel into the pulmonary circulation where it gets stuck in the lungs, blocking blood flow back to the heart, also known as pulmonary embolism. Pulmonary embolism is defined as when a blood clot forms a blockage to any artery or vein that feeds the lungs. Blood clots inside a vein when a person becomes immobilized and muscles are not contracting to push blood back to the heart.
In this paper, we will discuss the importance of blood transfusion and reasons why it is a current ethical health care problem. There are four major ethic principles will be used to evaluate and apply reasons to this problem; autonomy, beneficence, nonmaleficiene, and justice. Blood Transfusion According to Torphy & Lynm (2012), Blood transfusion is a medical treatment that replaces blood loss during serious injuries, surgery, disease, lack of blood due to blood disorders and illness. When blood that were donated and come from another person and use for transfusions. Patients who have illnesses and common blood disorders are highly recommended having blood transfusions to replace missing blood and to help treat the disease.
The findings of the investigations were that the patient left circumflex was diseased and needed two stints to occlude the blockages. The patient was then put on a series of medication, Aspirin to reduce the risk of blood clots and help and a beta-blocker to slow the heart rate and reduce risk of an abnormal heart rhythm such as ventricular tachycardia. The patient was also put on an angiotensin converting enzyme, (ACE) inhibitor, this was to reduce the risk of developing a further MI or complete heart failure. However the patient was also put on statin to maintain his blood pressure It was documented that this patient was not a regular attendant at his own general practitioners (GP) surgery so therefore, it was noted that he should attend the secondary prevention clinic within the hospital to make
These conditions can be low blood pressure and muscular cramping. During dialysis, sometimes the normal net filtration pressure can be damaged due to increased membrane permeability and this will also lead to homeostatic imbalance. When a person is on dialysis, the body temperature may rise so it is important to monitor this situation in order to fight against any chances of infection as the dialysis is taking place. Dialysis causes biochemical and toxic effects in the body and this can result in hemolysis leaving a chance for red blood cells to be destroyed. While on dialysis, there are other homeostatic imbalances that can occur.
The medical term for High Blood Pressure is Hypertension. In this reading you will learn the types of Blood Pressure, the causes of High Blood Pressure and the cure for High blood Pressure. There are two types of Blood Pressures an individual has. Systolic blood pressure and Diastolic blood pressure. Systolic pressure is the force of blood in the arteries as the heart beats.
High blood pressure: Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries, carrying blood from the heart to other parts of the body. Blood pressure rises naturally, and down throughout a normal day. If it stays high for a long period of time, it can cause damage to the heart and lead to problems in the health of the body. High blood pressure increases the risk of stroke and heart disease, the leading cause of death in Saudi Arabia. High blood pressure has no signs or symptoms, and many people do not know they have.
Blood clots are when obese patients are more than likely to develop blood clots in their legs. However the blood clots is dangerous as long as they stay in the legs. The major problem is when the blood clots make its way to the lungs. Some patients who smoke increase the risk of this condition. Lap-band has two dangerous side effects which is band erosion and acid reflux.