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Friday’s COPD Newsletter from COPD Support, Inc. by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Fri 05 Nov 2010 2:10pm Volume 10, Issue 48 November 5, 2010 Richard D. Martin, Editor Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common form of cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm). According to Wikipedia, it involves the two upper chambers of the heart (atria), that quiver (fibrillate) instead of producing a coordinated contraction. Terry, ... Read on »
Does the right ventricle really dilate in ventricular septal defect ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 20 Oct 2010 10:15am The following  questions  are asked frequently  in clinical cardiology classes on congenital heart disease. What are the chambers that dilate in ASD ? Right atrium and  right ventricle . What are the chambers that dilate in VSD ? LA, LV , ± RV, * Image courtesy Wikipedia While there is no controversy about ASD, ... Read on »
Happy Heart Day! by Alicia and Gavin Posted Sat 14 Feb 2009 12:00am On this day, that seems to revolve around hearts, I thought that I would give all of you a little lesson on the organ that we call the heart. Not only is it Valentine's Day, but it's the end of an important week (February 7-14) that raises awareness to Congenital Heart Defects. It's funny how this day takes on a whole new meaning when you have ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: critical congenital heart disease by Posted Thu 30 May 2013 4:32pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed May 2013 What is critical congenital heart disease? Critical congenital heart diseas ... Read on »
Double Inlet Right Ventricle by Sabrina V. Posted Sun 29 Nov 2009 5:26am Illustration of a normally-formed human heart. Drawing of Luna's heart (the two tunnel-looking things at the top that are hard to read say LPA (Left Pulmonary Artery) and RPA (Right Pulmonary Artery)-they are the arteries that feed blood to the lungs and then to the rest of the body. Yesterday on twitter some fellow CHD parent ... Read on »
Right ventricle . . . more intelligent than Left ? by Dr. Sangareddi V. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 20 Jul 2014 12:00am The right ventricle  is considered as a docile cardiac chamber with passive filling and  emptying  properties . This belief  was reinforced when Fontan  in early 1970s suggested a principle in the management of  cyanotic heart disease  when  the right side of the heart is underdeveloped. He  proved  RV can be by-passed safely , with  ... Read on »
Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (Arrhythmia) by Noman Khan Posted Tue 23 Jun 2009 6:54pm Arrhythmia An arrhythmia (ah-RITH-me-ah) is a problem with the speed or rhythm of the heartbeat. During an arrhythmia, the heart can beat too fast, too slow, or with an irregular rhythm. A heartbeat that is too fast is called tachycardia. A heartbeat that is too slow is called bradycardia.Most arrhythmias are harmless, but some can be serious or ... Read on »
Respiratory Failure, Heart Failure, and Narrow Complex Tachycardia by Stephen Smith Posted Thu 15 Sep 2011 10:09pm A 60 yo female presented by ambulance in resp distress, requiring noninvasive ventilatory support. She had pulmonary edema and was near respiratory failure. Here is the prehospital ECG (will not comment on the interpretation until the end of the post, so you can ponder it for yourself) Computer read: "Sinus tachycardia" at a rate ... Read on »
I have searched for a good sourc ... by Art D. Patient Expert Posted Tue 18 Nov 2008 12:02am I have searched for a good source on sudden death in athletes for some time now. Finally, I found an excellent one put up by the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation Sudden Death in Athletes. The most common cause is Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM). That large, slow-beating “athletic” heart may kill you. So can alcohol, energy drinks, an ... Read on »
As I sit and reflect...... by Pamela B. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 11:48am on life, I think about all of the trials Rhett has been through. He came into the world so small, and had alot of problems. When he was first born, he had a blood disorder, where basically his blood had a consistency of oil. This comes from his body making too many red blood cells. While in the NICU, they performed an infusion to correct it, wh ... Read on »