Call the plumber!

Life is different on the countryside. The hospital lies just up a hill surrounded by forest. A couple of wards, a small but handy emergency department, and a few operating theaters keep things running. 768 more words


Takayasus Arteritis


Idiopathic. 15 – 25Y peak. Asians ↑↑ risk. ♀9X↑ risk


Sites:                                     Aortic arch + major branches
Pathology:                          Systemic S+S are due to arterial inflammation prior to any occlusion. 159 more words


Health Talk: Aortic Dissection

What Aortic Dissection Is

Aortic Dissection is a serious type of heart condition wherein a tear is found at the inner layer of the aorta, allowing the blood to surge through it and causing the aorta’s inner and middle layers to dissect or separate. 656 more words


Marvelous May

The month of May casts her magic spell as spring’s promise is finally fulfilled.
 – Sarah Ban Breathnach

As an adult adoptee, I’ve always looked at the world through what I call “adoption colored glasses.”  In my experience, we adopted ones seem to invite drama and extremes into our lives, maybe even more than those raised by their original parents. 465 more words


Sheep Heart Dissection

As part of the 7th graders current unit on the heart and circulatory system, we had a current parent come in (Dr. C – a Cardiac Electrophysiologist) to give a presentation to the whole 7th grade about the heart, pacemakers, heart health, and perform a dissection on the sheep heart. 204 more words

Life Science

Left parasternal short-axis scanning technique

From Chapter 5 – Heart 

Figure 5.6. Left parasternal short-axis scanning technique. The transducer is positioned near the left cranial border of the heart.  130 more words