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BREATHLESSNESS

“Doctor, I'm always out of breath!” Short breath... a symptom not always easy to describe and to find “THE” cause! Shortness of breath is a subjective symptom. In other words, you can feel it, but it cannot be measured.

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TRANS THORACIC ECHO CARDIOGRAM

15 December 2017

TRANS THORACIC ECHO CARDIOGRAM

It is the same type of test used to examine a baby in a pregnant woman. In the case of a cardiac ultrasound, the heart is organ of interest.

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SUDDEN DEATH

SUDDEN DEATH

Sudden death is caused by the stoppage of the heart’s main function: pump. This results in a loss of consciousness, respiratory arrest and death if resuscitation manoeuvres are not done quickly.

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CARDIOVASCULAR DEVELOPMENT

CARDIOVASCULAR DEVELOPMENT

The cardiovascular system is the first system to begin functioning in the embryo. The cells programmed to form the heart are placed at the very end of the embryo, in front of the structures that will become the head and the brain.

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Episode 11- ELECTRIFYING PROGRESS

Episode 11- ELECTRIFYING PROGRESS

The most terrifying of operative complications is ventricular fibrillation. It is a fatal arrhythmia. The ventricles act like Jell-o, but do not contract any longer. Blood circulation is now impossible. This electric chaos leads to death within a few seconds.

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