The different types of heart arrhythmia

This animation will show some of the most common types of arrhythmia. Click the navigation arrows below the animation screen to play, pause, rewind or fast-forward the animation. This animation contains sound. Your heart is a muscular organ which lies in the centre of your chest. Your heartbeat is controlled by electrical impulses, which travel…

How Your Heart Works

KidsHealth presents ‘How the Body Works’ with Chloe and The Nurb. [humming] The nerves in those guys. Let me guess, the Pinky Gang? (SOBBING) They’ve got my Mommy. [blowing nose] [gasps] What? Your Mommy! Those knuckle-headed jerks! This has gone too far. Now it’s personal. It’s Mommy-saving time. Read me that note again. “Dear, Little…

Why is my heart beating fast?

There are all sorts of rhythm problems that can cause simple things like palpitations others can be life-threatening others can cause people to pass out so treatment options can be anywhere from observation to medication to an ablation to a pacemaker to a defibrillator to a blood thinner to combination of all that so it’s…

Preventing Vascular Events in Diabetes

In people with pre-existing cardiovascular disease, aspirin use is associated with overall benefit. Patients with diabetes mellitus are at increased risk of cardiovascular events, but the benefits and risks of aspirin as primary prevention in patients with diabetes are unclear. In this multi-center, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, 15,480 adults with diabetes but no evidence of…

Heart Sounds and Heart Murmurs, Animation.

When a healthy heart beats, it makes a “lub-dub” sound. The first heart sound “lub”, also known as S1, is caused by the closing of the AV valves after the atria have pumped blood into the ventricles. The second heart sound “dub”, or S2, originates from the closing of the aortic and pulmonary valves, right…

Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs), Animation

premature ventricular contractions PVCs are premature heartbeats originating in one of the lower chambers of the heart the ventricles PVCs can result from a variety of factors and conditions including consumption of alcohol caffeine tobacco or drugs certain medications physical exercise stress or anything that increases adrenaline levels certain electrolyte deficiencies and damaged cardiac tissue…

Ensuring that blood pressure is recorded accurately

In 2017, the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association released new hypertension guidelines recommending that we lower our blood pressure targets to 130 over 80. So this means that patients who have hypertension, instead of lowering it to less than 140 over 90 which we’ve done in the past. We’re a little bit…