The affect of strokes on the body can range between mild dizziness or slight numbness to impaired speech and loss of motor control. Major strokes can block blood flow to the brain to the point where the brain becomes impaired. Once the brain shuts down, it is no longer sending signals to the parts of the body that require brain operation to function. This can impair heart function, which can lead to death in the matter of a few minutes. According the American Heart Association’s posted statistics in Chapter 12 of this week’s reading, out of more than 6.5 million Americans suffer from strokes each year, roughly 150,000 die as a result from the damage.
Mr Varga is afebrile, has a blood pressure of 106/62 mm Hg, a regular pulse of 68 beats per minute, a respiratory rate of 18 breaths per minute and an oxygen saturation of 96% on room air. Blood tests expose that his Troponin I result is 2.4, and an echocardiogram reveals an acute ST elevation myocardial infarction. Risk Factors and Health Promotion In 2012 there were 20,046 reported deaths that were a result of cardiovascular disease, which was the leading cause of death in 2012 and accounted for 13.6% of the total number of deaths for that year (ABS 2012). According to the Department of Health (2013) there are many risk factors for cardiovascular disease, some of which cannot be altered. These factors can include; age, family history and congenital defects.
Some of the leading causes of CVA are: -High Blood Pressure -Diabetes -Drug Use -Alcohol Abuse -Obesity Statistics say: -35%-50% of people with high blood pressure are at risk of having a stroke. -People diagnosed with diabetes mellitus are 2 to 3 times more likely to have a stroke. -10% recover almost completely. -25% recover with minor impairment. -40% require special care.
Most addictive drug b. Contains poisonous chemicals (there are more than 4,000 chemical compounds in second hand smoke of which 200 of them are poisonous). c. Leads to lung cancer, serious illnesses, and death. d. The risk for cardio vascular disesase is 70 percent greater for smokers. (Donatelle, 2010) 3.
There are a lot of bad chemicals in cigarettes and other tobacco products. Those chemicals are bad for the smoker, and worse for those around the smoker. “Second-hand smoke exposure can have serious health consequences, particularly for infants and children, including sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), cause and exacerbation of asthma, increased respiratory tract infections, increased middle ear infections, low birth weights, and developmental impacts” (Business Wire, 2006). “Second hand smoke exposure has been linked in adults to elevated risk of lung cancer, nasal sinus cancer, and breast cancer to cardiovascular disease, including heart disease” (Business Wire, 2006). “ There is no safe level of second-hand tobacco smoke exposure”(Pediatrics, 2010).
Greg Maresca Asthma Informative Speech Introduction Asthma Statistics Affects an estimated 14.9 million persons in America Causes over 1.5 million emergency department visits Causes over 500,000 hospitalizations Estimated over 5,500 deaths An estimated 11.3 billion dollars was spent towards this condition in 2006 Asthma – The Big Picture Asthma is an inflammatory disorder of the airways, which causes attacks of wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing. Air flow in the lungs is restricted because of the narrowing of the airways, thus lowering a person’s saturation of peripheral oxygen, abbreviated SPO2. The lower this
Cardiovascular Disease July 5,2013 HCA 240 Joanna Puia Congestive Heart Failure, which is also referred to ad CHF, is one of the most common cardiac conditions amongst people. This condition affects more then 5 million people worldwide. There is can be up to a half million new cases that are diagnosed each year. Congestive heart failure is the cause of many other problems such as heart attacks, strokes, and Intermitted claudication. The risk factors that an individual had is based off of age, family history and being of the male gender.
Another common heart problem linked to smoking is heart disease. It is estimated that nearly 70,000 nonsmokers die from heart disease each year as a result of exposure to tobacco smoke. Nicotine decreases oxygen to the heart, increases your blood pressure and heart rate, increasing your risk of blood clotting, and damages your cells that line coronary arteries and other blood vessels. Health problems such as
In men over forty and women over fifty, smoking, the abuse of illicit drugs, excessive alcohol consumption, high triglyceride levels, high blood pressure, high LDL and low HDL levels, obesity, and chronically high levels of stress can majorly increase the chances of a myocardial infarction (Black & Hawks, 2009). The meaning of a myocardial infarction comes from the heart muscle (myocardium) and tissue death due to the starvation of oxygen (infarction). This has become commonly known as a "heart attack", which is sometimes used incorrectly to describe sudden cardiac death, which may or may not have been the result of acute myocardial infarction. A myocardial infarction occurs when an atherosclerotic plaque continues to build up in the inner linings of coronary arteries causing them to suddenly rupture, totally occluding the artery and preventing blood flow downstream. Acute myocardial infarction is a type of an acute coronary syndrome, in which it is frequently a manifestation of coronary artery disease (White, H., & Chew, D. 2008).
A poignant recent example of the latter occurred in various Phoenix VA Health Care System facilities. It is estimated that as many as 40 veterans may have died due to a delay in providing them with care. There are millions of records missing, and the medical system is 250,000 pages behind. This may become a national scandal, with incidents also occurring at VA facilities in Miami, Atlanta, and Pittsburgh, among others. If it can be proved that the deaths of these veterans occurred due to medical malpractice or negligence, it provides an example of a typical wrongful death