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  • Tachycardis Your Heart Rate
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    Arrhythmia I am doing my report on Arrhythmia. It affects the cardiac muscle, the heart. Arrhythmia causes three types of problems. It causes the heart to pump too slowly (bradycardia), it causes the heart to pump too fast (tachycardia), and it causes the heart to skip beats. Bradycardia can be very serious. Some of the symptoms are loss of consciousness, heart failure, or death. Slow heart rates are caused by heart block. The hearts natural pace-maker fails to be conducted to the ventricles, th...
  • Supplies Blood To The Heart Muscle
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    "Symptoms and Causes of Heart Attacks" A heart attack (myocardial infarction) is the death of heart muscle due to the loss of blood supply. Usually, the loss of blood supply is caused by a complete blockage of a coronary artery by a blood clot. A coronary artery is an artery that supplies blood to the heart muscle. Death of the heart muscle causes chest pain and electrical instability of the heart muscle tissue. Electrical instability of the heart causes ventricular fibrillation (chaotic electri...
  • Aspirin By Heart Disease Patients
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    Too Few Americans Take Aspirin to Prevent Second Heart Attack In an article from Doctor Gilbert Ross of the American Council on Science and Health it was revealed that only 26% of former heart attack patients take aspirin on a regular basis to prevent a reoccurrence of heart disease. Harvard Medical School did a study of data collected between 1980 and 1996. (This was a time when the use of aspirin was shown to have benefits for those who suffer from heart disease.) The percentage of aspirin use...
  • Two Major Causes Of Heart Attacks
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    Heart Attacks Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the United States. Everyday approximately 1,500 people die from heart attacks. Thousands more suffer crippling effects of some form, and remain disabled for the rest of their lives. A simple definition of a heart attack is a sudden failure of the heart resulting from an occlusion or obstruction of a coronary artery. Basically, this means the heart is no longer receiving the blood supply it needs to function properly. A person having a...
  • 1 4 Of An Aspirin
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    Aspirin Aspirin may not be healthy for the DIGESTIVE TRACK it can also sometimes cause serious bleeding in the upper GASTROINTESTINAL tract. A study director of medicine said the risk of bleeding is directly related to aspirin. She also stated that 1/4 of an aspirin is good for a day (about the same amount of a baby's aspirin). Another thing she stated was that if you are taking aspirin for arthritis it may cause severe bleeding. Late last moth in a journal called Lancet, Lancet compared the use...
  • S 4 C 1 Adhd Children
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    Larry Hood Project IV STEPS 2 & 3 Article 11. What is property P? Increase in brain activity 2. What is the sample? The 16 boys 3. What is the population? All children 4. What is the implicit question? Why is there a difference in brain function between normal kids and kids with ADHD. 5. What is not the implicit question? Do all children have a property p? 6. What type of argument? Sampling 7. what did they look at? They looked at 16 children who were diagnosed with ADHD six were not. 8. IQ: Is ...
  • Risk Of A Heart Attack
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    Angina Pectoris Angina pectoris is a medical condition that literally means a choked chest. The victim feels acute pain in his chest for a few seconds, and then it goes away. This occurs when myocardium cells, the muscle portion of your heart, are temporarily denied oxygen. At this stage they do not die, but maybe weakened. If left untreated and the disease continues, a serious condition known as myocardial infraction or commonly called a heart attack may occur. This can severely damage the hear...
  • Their Risk Of Heart Attack And Cancer
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    Perceived Risks of Heart Disease and Cancer Among Cigarette Smokers Cigarette smoking causes more preventable deaths from cancer than any other modifiable risk factor. Smokers who stop smoking increase the length of their lives substantially and reduce their risk of heart attack and cancer. However, many smokers still discount the increased risk they fact with continuing smoking. They are discounting their physician's advice by being too optimistic that their chances of getting a life-threatenin...
  • Average Victim Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest
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    The average person may think he is able to perform CPR, but mastering this vital skill can save a life. What is CPR? CPR is an abbreviation of cardiopulmonary resuscitation. According to Nemours foundation Website, CPR is a combination of rescue breathing (mouth-to-mouth resuscitation) and chest compressions. Why is this skill so important? When a person cannot breathe or a person's body cannot circulate blood adequately, cardiopulmonary resuscitation can restore circulation of oxygen-rich blood...
  • Use Of Caffeine During Pregnancy
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    If caffeine "has the classic hallmarks of an addictive drug " We should be controlling it much more carefully. Caffeine, which occurs naturally in coffee, tea, and cocoa, belongs to a class of drugs known as xanthine stimulants. On a daily basis, more people use caffeine than any other psychoactive drugs. Many use it regularly, and there is evidence for dependence. Caffeine has a longer-lasting effect than many people realize. Should it be controlled more carefully In my opinion, yes. Daily use ...
  • Higher Risk For Heart Attacks
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    Heart attacks are less common in women then men. However, they do occur and when they do women are more likely to die. Women who have heart attacks normally are worse then men who have heart attacks. Age has played a big role in heart attacks. Men who are older, the risk goes up with age. Women's risk of death is the same up to the age of 75 years old. Scientist are still looking into the reason for this. A study showed that 155,565 women and 229,313 men that had heart attacks and were treated a...
  • Heart Attack
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    Development of fatty plaque is due partly to excessive intake of cholesterol and animal fats in the diet (see Nutrition, Human). A sedentary life-style is thought to promote atherosclerosis, and evidence suggests that physical exercise may help prevent heart disease (see Physical Fitness). A striving, perfectionist temperament referred to as Type A personality has also been associated with increased risk of heart attacks (see Stress-Related Disorders), as has cigarette smoking. The occurrence of...

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