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Save of the Day: AAA #1

Ok folks, I’ve been wanting to post this one for a while. I don’t often (read: ever) say this, but I’m convinced that I truly saved a life the other day. 994 more words


"Don't Dream It's Over."

“I might become a passive stone that escapes in thinking instead of taking action.” — Cynthia Kittler

I continue in the hope of getting back to an active lifestyle.

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One of the main blood vessels that is tasked with the job of allowing blood to flow to the body.


Aortic Aneurysms and Dissections, Part 3

Pre-operative Examination

So, now, what do you do when a patient with an aortic dissection or aneurysm is admitted to your ICU?

Obviously, the first thing is a good clinical examination. 2,106 more words


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What is Takayasu’s Arteritis?

Takayasu’s Arteritis is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune condition that affects the largest blood vessel in the body (the aorta) and its branches. Thus, the complications of Takayasu’s arise directly or indirectly from damage to these blood vessels. 646 more words

Autoimmune Disorders

Four-chambered heart: structure & function


  • The “four chambers” include: right and left atrium, right and left ventricle
    • The right side always pumps DEOXYGENATED blood
    • The left side always pumps OXYGENATED blood…
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