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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


A is for Aorta Ultrasound

Breaking down the Abdominal Aorta

The abdominal aorta for the purpose of ultrasound is classified by anatomical compartment below the diaphragm muscle.  After leaving the heart, the aorta is shaped like a curvaceous candy cane with lots of branches.   469 more words


High and low

I’ve just come out of hospital, following emergency heart surgery to prevent my aorta from rupturing. Had it done so, I would not be sitting writing a blog. 324 more words

The Inner World

Get well soon, dad!

Aortic gridlock
A bad thing to suffer, but
Great name for a band

Chest Cavity

Carrying on with illustrating the aorta, I tried painting how I imagine it inside of my chest. I wanted the emposing sense of blackness and mystery from the background – it also brings out the clean ribs and the lines of the aorta/spinal column. 62 more words