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The Amazing Heart

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Lisa Dauenhauer

Pharmacology II- NSGD 326

Heather Paulson, MN, RN

May 21st, 2013

There is no other organ in the body as magnificent as the heart. It seems interesting that it is also placed at the center of our bodies. Without this amazing muscle made of involuntary striated muscle cells, we would not be able to live. It is a mean machine! It only takes about 20 seconds to circulate the blood through the entire body. An adult heart pumps approximately 2,000 gallons of blood throughout the body. However, there are plenty of other organs in our bodies that we can do without and they do not necessarily sustain our wellbeing. For example, we can live just fine with only one kidney. Also, our spleen, tonsils, appendix and gallbladder can be removed, but that is not the case for our heart. We need its’ life sustaining abilities in order to live. The heart is not only associated with our physical well- being, but it also is strongly linked to our emotional well being as well. “The Greeks believed the heart was the seat of the spirit, the Chinese associated it with the center for happiness and the Egyptians thought the emotions and intellect rose from the heart.” (Condron, 2011). The heart is so much more than just an organ that pumps blood throughout the body. It is a key factor to life. When the heart has issues, it is a domino effect in the body and other body systems are affected too. There are a multitude of problems that can arise with the cardiac system. One of these problems is angina.
Key Principles Angina can be defined as a discomfort or pain in the area of the heart or chest. It can feel like heavy pressure or even a squeezing in the chest area. But that is not the only place...

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