Complications after a heart attack (myocardial infarction) | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

– [Voiceover] After you’ve had a myocardial infarct, a heart attack, you are prone to developing complications. A complication in this sort of context is essentially another disease or condition that crops up as a result of your myocardial infarct. Most complications tend to occur within the first few weeks after having a heart attack, so let’s look at some […]

12.3 Diet and Heath: Hypertension

– WELCOME TO THE THIRD SECTION IN OUR SERIES ON DIET AND HEALTH. THIS SECTION IS COVERING HYPERTENSION. HYPERTENSION IS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, AND THE WAY PRESSURE GOES UP WITHIN THE VASCULAR SYSTEM IS FORCED BY THE AMOUNT OF PUMPING THAT COMES FROM THE HEART. SO BOTH THE STRENGTH AND FORCE OF CONTRACTION OF THE HEART PUMPING BLOOD WILL INCREASE […]

What is cyanotic heart disease | Circulatory System and Disease | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

– When we talk about cyanotic heart diseases we’ll come back to what cyanotic means in just a second. So, congenital means that it is something that the person was born with. So they have heart disease not because they didn’t eat right or something was wrong with their environment, but because their heart is structurally abnormal. And these days, […]

Hypertensive crisis | Circulatory System and Disease | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

– [Voiceover] Usually if you have hypertension, your blood pressure gets higher and higher over the course of several years even. And this slow rise also slowly causes complications. But because it’s happening so slowly, there usually aren’t any symptoms directly caused by high blood pressure. It is possible though that your blood pressure could rise quickly and severely enough […]

Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Risk Factors

Pulmonary arterial hypertension PAH risk factors understanding pulmonary arterial hypertension PAH pulmonary arterial hypertension PAH occurs when the arteries in the lungs have elevated blood pressure and the right side of the heart has to work harder to pump Blood to the lungs over time as the heart must continue to work harder the muscle weakens and heart failure occurs […]

Pulmonary hypertension treatment | Respiratory system diseases | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

– [Voiceover] Talking about the treatment of pulmonary hypertension can be a little complicated just because it can be caused by so many other things. And in fact, our diagnosis is not over just having found with the catheter that the pressure’s elevated in the pulmonary artery. The workup is usually huge and extensive to find out why we have […]

John’s Story: Life After a heart attack

I was having a bike ride in September last year and came home and started having a feeling just here near the right ear, right side of the face, then it sort of moved down, just down to the top of the neck. And then two days later they put in two stents in one of my arteries, which was […]

Breast cancer – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Learning medicine is hard work! Osmosis makes it easy. It takes your lectures and notes to create a personalized study plan with exclusive videos, practice questions and flashcards, and so much more. Try it free today! Breast cancer, or breast carcinoma, is an uncontrolled growth of epithelial cells within the breast. It’s the second most common cancer in women, but […]

Compensation and decompensation in heart failure | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

– [Voiceover] So what do we mean when we say compensation? Well, let’s remember that heart failure, you have this decreased ability to meet your body’s demands, right? Well, your heart and body have this way of trying to make up for this decreased ability and increase the blood you supply, and that’s called compensation. Because you’re compensating for this […]