Baroreflex Regulation of Blood Pressure, Animation.

Baroreflex, or baroreceptor reflex, is one of the mechanisms the body uses to maintain stable blood pressure levels or homeostasis. Baroreflex is a rapid negative feedback loop in which an elevated blood pressure causes heart rate and blood pressure to decrease. Reversely, a decrease in blood pressure leads to an increased heart rate, returning blood…

Mitral Stenosis

Today, I will present a VAP on mitral stenosis. After viewing this VAP, you’ll be able to identify the epidemiology and typical presentation of mitral stenosis understand the clinical evaluation and diagnosis of mitral stenosis, and finally, understand the various management strategies of mitral stenosis. This VAP will cover epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, clinical diagnosis, evaluation,…

Best of ESC Congress 2014 – 04 sept 2014

On behalf of the European Society of Cardiology I wish you a warm welcome to this Best of ESC Congress 2014 Barcelona has been a tremendous success with more than 11,000 abstracts 30,000 participants and a great scientific programme we are very happy to be able to share with you some of the top scientific…

ECG Interpretation Basics, Animation.

Lead II is most popular among the 12 leads. This is because the net movement of the heart’s impulses is toward lead II, making it the best general view. Unless otherwise specified, we will be looking at lead II. Our analysis will include the following: For heart rate: Identify the QRS complex – usually the…

“Congenital Cardiac Defects with Decreased Pulmonary Blood Flow” by Patricia Lincoln, OPENPediatrics

Congenital Cardiac Defects with Decreased Pulmonary Blood Flow by Patricia Lincoln. Hello. My name is Trish Lincoln. I’m the clinical nurse specialist in the cardiac ICU at Children’s Hospital Boston. This lecture will provide information on the most common congenital heart defects and their surgical repair. I will be discussing the defects with decreased pulmonary…

“Management of Congestive Heart Failure” by Christina Vanderpluym, MD, for OPENPediatrics

Management of Congestive Heart Failure, by Christina VanderPluym. My name is Christina VanderPluym. I’m the Director of the Ventricular Assist Device Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. And today I’m going to speak about heart failure in children, focusing on management strategies. In our first section, we discussed the pathophysiology and diagnosis of heart failure. And…