Essay Examples on Greenfield Community College

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac Arrest is a common thing that strikes immediately without warning Sudden Cardiac arrest is the abrupt loss of heart function in a person It is the sudden stop in effective blood flow due to the failure of the heart to contract effectively According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute between 250 000 and 450 000 Americans have cardiac arrest each year The timeframe of when the person will die is unexpected The blood stops flowing to the brain and other organs Arrhythmias which are abnormal heart rhythms contribute to the heart being aggressive or not There are many symptoms of cardiac arrest There can be sudden collapse no pulse no breathing and loss of consciousness They often occur without warning It starts with the discomfort in the center of the chest that will last more than a few minutes or goes away and comes back There can also be pain or discomfort in one or both arms the back neck jaw or stomach 

Loss of consciousness or fainting is another symptom Some people may have a racing heartbeat or feel dizzy before they faint Shortness of breath will also occur with or without chest discomfort Some other symptoms include sudden loss of responsiveness no response to tapping on shoulders does nothing when you ask if they are ok no normal breathing and person is not breathing or is only gasping The basic cause of heart attacks is coronary heart disease

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A Rose For Emily Review

There are many cultural religious and political condition examples in A Rose For Emily For example racism abounded in this short story and it appeared to be acceptable Emily the main character has a slave Tobe and the word negro is used many times The suggestion of homosexuality was present and seemed to be acceptable with Homer Emily s lover who spends time with many men in town Finally it is apparent that women had less power in society than men In her mind the only way for Emily to achieve power over the source of her affection is to kill Homer The Protestant religion seemed to be the prevalent religion in this society Judeo Christian mores were common Although there was nothing overtly political in this story it appears to have taken place in a time when the country had definitive political views Those views being either conservative or progressive For example Homer is a Yankee from the North who comes to the South with industrialized machinery and begins changing the South little by little by paving the sidewalks with the new machinery Many of the Southerners do not like Homer and his progressive Northern views The people of the town of Jefferson as well as Emily seem to be stuck in their traditional way of life and are struggling to keep these traditions in a radically changing world Emily specifically is timeless as she refuses to have metallic numbers hung on the outside of her house when the town receives the modern mail service Her timelessness is again shown when the men enter her bridal chamber which is an attempt to stop time and prevent change even at the cost of death

2 pages | 567 words