Heart failure treatment – Early stages | Circulatory System and Disease | NCLEX-RN | Khan Academy

– In the early stages of Heart Failure the patient might not even have symptoms. And they might only have risk factors for Heart Failure. This means that they probably have some kind of pre-existing condition that might, if you leave it unchecked, will lead to Heart Failure in the future. Or lead to worsening Heart Failure if it’s already […]

Act In Time (Heart Attack)

[ music ] DR. BRUCE MacLEOD: Heart disease is the number one killer of both women and men in this country. This year, more than a million Americans will have a heart attack and nearly 500,000 of them will die. But it doesn’t have to be this way. [ music ] As most people who have had a heart attack […]

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 […]