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What is the pathophysiology of the defibrillator?

What is the pathophysiology of the defibrillator?

Rhythm restoration: Assuming the problem is ventricular fibrillation, the chaotic and fatal cardiac arrhythmia, one must know there are hierarchies of pacemakers controlling the heart rhythm (fastest one usually wins). By shocking the heart into functional standstill, the next available fastest stable pacemaker tissue takes over, usually sinus node > ectopic atrial > junctional > idioventricular/purkinje. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Defibrillator (Definition)

Defibrillation is a common treatment for life-threatening cardiac dysrhythmias, ventricular fibrillation, and pulseless ventricular tachycardia. Defibrillation consists of delivering a therapeutic dose of electrical energy to the affected heart with a ...Read more


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What is the pathophysiology of the ivh?

See attached: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/intraventricular_hemorrhage.

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What is the pathophysiology of syncope?

What is the pathophysiology of syncope?

Decr brain bloodflow: Syncope (loss of consciousness) is caused by reduced blood flow to the brain. Most cases are cardiogenic in nature (for example, arrhythmias), but other causes can include vasovagal response, carotid artery compression, vertebrobasilar system disease, etc. See your primary care provider for further discussion if you've experienced syncope. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/syncope/syncope.htm ...Read more

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Pathophysiology of tonsillitis?

Pathophysiology of tonsillitis?

Infection: Tonsillitis refers to inflamation of the tonsils caused by a virus or bacteria. Serious infections are often caused by bacteria such as streptococcus pharyngitis. Pathophysiology is similar in concept to most other infections. ...Read more

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What is the pathophysiology of chest pain?

What is the pathophysiology of chest pain?

Several: Look at the cartoon for some causes of chest pain. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the pathophysiology of hypotension?

What is the pathophysiology of hypotension?

Many: Hypotension or low blood pressure can happen for a variety of reasons. Acute illness (i.e. Sepsis), adrenal gland insufficiency, overmedication, heart failure are just a few of the many reasons for low blood pressure. Additional causes can be volume depletion (orthostasis), or a variety of neurocardiogenic causes such as pots or similar. ...Read more

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What is the pathophysiology of hypoglycemia?

What is the pathophysiology of hypoglycemia?

High insulin: Very common cause of hypoglycemia is high Insulin levels (almost always related to excess sugar and carb intake). Initially the high Insulin causes a reactive hypoglycemia, however over time, the chronically high Insulin levels lead to "insulin resistance". When your Insulin no longer works your blood sugars will rise and you develop diabetes. This is 100% preventable wi proper diet. ...Read more

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What's the pathophysiology of acute cholecystitis?

What's the pathophysiology of acute cholecystitis?

Inflammation: Acute cholecystitis would suggest blockage of the opening of the gallbladder due to gallstones. Acute indicates sudden onset, may need urgent medical treatment for pain, inflammation or infection. Surgery may be needed on an urgent basis. ...Read more

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What is the pathophysiology of tetralogy of fallot?

What is the pathophysiology of tetralogy of fallot?

Tetralogy of fallot: Is a congenital malformation. Uneven septation of the embryological troncus: small PA, larger Aorta with overriding the VSD , RV hypertrophy, presence of a VSD, Obstruction of the RV outflow, diminished blood flow to the lungs, usually requires an arterial shunt to the PA to increase blood flow in to the lungs, the surgery is done as neonatal. Total repair by the age of 4-5 years. ...Read more

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What is the pathophysiology of pericarditis and pain?

What is the pathophysiology of pericarditis and pain?

Any irritant to the : ...Pericardium, whether infectious, traumatic , neoplastic, noxious and the like can initiate the mechanism of inflammation of the pericardium. Since this membrane covering the heart has pain fibers especially at the parietal aspect of it, pain signals are then upstream for the brain to sense them. The lining epithelium if the pericardium has pain fibers as well, including the epicardium. ...Read more