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Congestive heart failure is a condition that happens when the heart is not able to pump enough blood to meet the needs of the body's tissues. When the heart fails, it is unable to pump out all the blood that enters its chambers. In other words, all the blood that is pumped to the body is returned to the heart. ... When a person with heart failure exercises or makes physical activity, the weakened heart is unable to proportionately increase blood supply to brain, causing dizziness. ... ld need some kind of drug that would help the heart pump blood through out the body's organs. ...
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Heart Murmur, Atherosclerosis, & Heart FailureA heart murmur is a sound caused by blood flowing through a child's heart or through blood vessels entering or leaving the heart. ... Heart failure is the most common reason for hospitalization in the United States today. Population-based studies estimate that heart failure affects over three million Americans; more than 400,000 new cases are diagnosed annually. ... Other times, the cause of heart failure is not clear. At Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, we offer a broad range of traditional therapies as well as options not available elsewhe...
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After Clark's death, hopes for an artificial heart faded. Scientists focused on heart transplants and today, 386 percent of patients who receive a heart transplant survive for at least one year. ... However, there are only 4,000 hearts available for transplanting each year and at least 700,000 people suffer from heart failure. ... "Nothing is more human than the artificial heart. ... My father was in that hospital dying of heart disease. ...
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Congenital heart disease (or CHD) is a range of heart disorders, of varying degrees of severity, which are present at birth. ... By the end of the eighth week, cardiovascular development is complete and no further changes take place until birth.CHD offers many clinical manifestations, heart failure being the most obvious. ... In the preterm baby, heart failure is usually the result of a persistent ductus arteriosus (discussed later). In the mature baby the major causes of heart failure are large left-to-right shunts, obstructive left-sided lesions, myocardial disease and arrhythmias. ... The m...
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It affects the cardiacmuscle, the heart. ... Some of the symptoms areloss of consciousness, heart failure, or death. Slow heart rates arecaused by heart block. The hearts natural pace-maker fails to beconducted to the ventricles, the hearts main pumping chambers. ... Tachycardis usually occurs months or yearsafter a heart attack. ...
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Uncontrolled high blood pressure, hypertension, is one of the leading causes of disability or death due to stroke, heart attack, heart failure and kidney failure. ... When the heart beats, a surge of blood is released from the left ventricle, which is the heart's main pumping chamber, into an intricate web of blood vessels that spread throughout the body. ... They include three major organs; heart, arteries, and kidneys.When the heart releases blood into the aorta, a certain amount of force is created by the pumping action of the heart muscle. ... This leads to increased risk of stroke...
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You have a manly and a proud heart. A proud heart can survive a general failure because such a failure does not prick its pride. ... Okonkwo fears being like his father, a failure, so much that at the end of the novel, he kills himself. "..they came to the tree from which Okonkwo's body was dangling.." (207).2.Oberika and Okonkwo have very different values. ... This shows that Oberika has a very gentle heart and is not afraid of what people will think of him. ...
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Coronary Heart Disease Arteriosclerosis narrowing of the coronary arteries causes coronary heart disease. It's likely to produce angina pectoris, heart attack or both. ... Exposure to other people's smoke increases the risk of heart disease even for the nonsmokers.High blood pressure increases the heart's workload, causing the heart to enlarge and weaken over time. It also increases the risk of stroke, heart attack, kidney failure and congestive heart failure. ... Nuclear scanning is used to show damaged areas of the heart and to show problems with the way the heart is pumping. ...
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An in depth look at heart disease.B. ... Infants with heart disease often demonstrate poor feeding and failure to thrive. ... This requires extra work bythe heart, and may eventually lead to heart failure.The prognosis of infants born with congenital heart disease has markedly improvedin recent decades. ... This disease affects the heartmuscle, resulting in inefficient heart function that may eventually lead to heart failure. ... An abnormal rhythm, orarrhythmia, may result in a slow heart rate or rapid heart rate. ...
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The inner layer of the pericardium is attached to the heart muscle while the outer layer holds the heart firmly in place. The two layers are separated by a thin film of lubricating fluid that allows the heart to move more freely within the outer pericardium.The Conduction SystemElectrical currents that regulate the heart rhythm originate in cells of the heart muscle and travel through a network of specialised fibres referred to as the hearts conduction system. ... Angina or a heart attack can occur when the heart's blood supply from the coronary arteries slows or stops.High blood pressure...
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I then asked: "How has having a heart disease changed your life?" ... Early treatment of valvular heart disease is medical. ... Injuries may involve any chamber of the heart, heart valves, coronary arteries, aorta, or the great vessels. ... Acquired heart diseases are due to the heredity, environmental, and infectious processes that damage the muscles of the heart, the coronary arteries, the heart valves, or the conduction tissue. ... Infants with heart diseases often demonstrate poor feeding and a failure to thrive. ...
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Uncontrolled high blood pressure, hypertension, is one of the leading causes of disability or death due to stroke, heart attack, heart failure and kidney failure. ... When the heart beats, a surge of blood is released from the left ventricle, which is the heart's main pumping chamber, into an intricate web of blood vessels that spread throughout the body. ... They include three major organs; heart, arteries, and kidneys.When the heart releases blood into the aorta, a certain amount of force is created by the pumping action of the heart muscle. ... This leads to increased risk of stroke...
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The human heart is a powerful muscle in the body which is worked the hardest. ... The right coronary artery circles the right side and goes to the back of the heart. ... These two left arteries feed the front and the left side of the heart. ... SYMPTOMS OF CORONARY HEART DISEASEThere are three main symptoms of coronary heart disease: Heart Attack, Sudden Death, and Angina.Heart AttackHeart attack occurs when a blood clot suddenly and completely blocks a diseased coronary artery, resulting in the death of the heart muscle cells supplied by that artery. Coronary and Coronary Thrombosis are terms...
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An abnormal heart rate and rhythms in a patient after a heart attack often means the left ventricle is not pumping adequately. Congestive heart failure may be a threat at this time. ... This test measures systolic pressure when the heart beats and diastolic pressure when the heart is at rest. ... Diet is an important factor in preventing heart attacks. ... Psychosocial factors may play a role in heart conditions. ...
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HEART ATTACKS Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the United States. ... A simple definition of a heart attack is a sudden Failure of the heart resulting from an occlusion or difficulty of a Coronary artery. ... Smoking causes heart attacks. ... When an artery feeding blood to the Heart closes up; the heart can no longer function. ... Finally, the heart collapses, and a heart attack has Transpired. ...
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www.bcm.tmc.edu/baylormedSeptember, 2000Gene Identified for CardiomyopathyThe Director of the Heart Failure and Transplantation Unit at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine Professor of Pediatrics was extremely excited with the news of a gene recently identified. ... Cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of heart failure in children and adults. It is a common heart muscle disease. Baylor College of Medicine researchers believe they have found the part of the heart at greatest risk for dilated cardiomyopathy. ...
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Edwin Arlington Robinson portrays a character of a representative failure in his poem, ?... But being in a poor financial situation does not always mean they are poor at heart. ... Who is a failure? A failure is someone who cannot accomplish his objective of being in this world, which is living. ... Cory is a failure because his suicide puts an end to his chance for his redemption. ...
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Looking over the history of my mother's side (MacKenize) most didn't live that long mainly because of heart disease was what took them. For the maternal side on my mother's family, my great-grandmother lived to the age of 63 then died because of a heart attack; great-grandfather lived to 83 and was in pretty good health until he caught pneumonia and died; great-uncle Melvin died at 56 due to a heart attack; Great Uncle Alex died at 46 but because he was run over by a taxi; great aunt Jean died in 80's because of heart problems; great aunt Kay also died in her 80's due ...
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Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness is the tale of Charlie Marlow, a sailor whose journey is through the African Congo in search of ivory; however, the story is told on a boat at the mouth of the Thames River. The protagonist in Heart of Darkness not only tells the story of his journey through the African Congo, but also personifies the European imperial attitude at the time of the novella's release in 1902. ... In Part III when Marlow must rescue Kurtz he feels that it is a personal goal to do it alone because, at that point, the bond between them was so strong that he couldn&#x...
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was Kurtz last words n the novel Heart of Darkness, written by Joseph Conrad. ... Because Kurtz let his heart become so dark led to his final words, "The horror! ... displays the hatred and failure Kurtz has held within him. ... denotes many different meanings, yet somehow explains the entire novel of Heart of Darkness." ...
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For people with heart failure, creatine has been found to improve heart function, but oral supplementation has not been effective. However, people diagnosed with "supraventricular tachycardia" or rapid heart-rate, should be wary of taking creatine and it's side effects. Users often witness a dramatic decrease in their resting heart rate an inability to really "max out" their heart without great discomfort, and a persistent pounding sensation. This pounding is reported to be more and more perceivable when one's heart rate goes up. ...
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Comparison of the leading cause of death in the US and Zimbabwe The leading cause of death for people over 45 in the US is Heart failure. ... Americans tend to be a little more obese and eat fattier foods than other countries making them more prone to getting forms of Heart disease. ... I couldn't find much on Zimbabwe stance on Heart disease. ...
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My cousin was really fat and she always wanted to lose weight. Whenever asked her why, she always replied to me, "everyone in my family is slim". The real reason she wanted to lose weight, however, was everyone in her family used to tease her. She starved herself to lose weight. No one in her family...
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In Heart of Darkness it is the white invaders for instance, who are, almost without exception, embodiments of blindness, selfishness, and cruelty; and even in the cognitive domain, where such positive phrases as "to enlighten," for instance, are conventionally opposed to negative ones such as "to be...
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We can learn how to grow and harvest organs, which would eliminate the waiting list for those in need of a heart, liver or other vital organs. ... The good news is that a new technique has been developed to counter the high rate of failure. ... Sure there are people that are negligent with their own bodies but what about the people that are predisposed to contracting hereditary heart disease or cancer? ...
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