Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), Animation.

Atrial septal defect, or ASD, is a congenital heart defect in which blood flows abnormally between the two atria of the heart. Normally, the atria are separated by a wall called the interatrial septum. In ASD patients, this septum is defective allowing blood flow between the two chambers. During fetal development, when the interatrial septum…

Diagnosing Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH)

diagnosing pulmonary arterial hypertension pas overview pulmonary arterial hypertension Pas is a rare but serious type of high blood Pressure it mimics several other heart, and lung conditions pas causes many of the same symptoms as heart disease and asthma Distinguishing between those conditions and pas can be difficult but, several tests and tools can…

Nitroglycerin: Explosive Heart Medication

[Theme song] Imagine a substance so potent that depending on how you use it, it could blow you to pieces, or it could save your life. This stuff exists, and you’ve probably heard of it. It’s called nitroglycerin. Nitroglycerin was first discovered in 1847 by an Italian chemist named Ascanio Sobrero, who was experimenting with…

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) Explained – MADE EASY

what is heart failure? Heart failures means that the heart pumping power is weaker than normal. In heart failure bloods moves through the heart at a slower rate, and the pressure in the heart increases therefore, the heart become congested. As the result, the heart cannot pump enough oxygen to meet the body’s demand. We…

Heart murmur sounds (cardiac auscultation sounds)

[Lyt til hver hjerteklap, mens du føler over halspulsåren] James, nu vil jeg lytte til brystet og føle pulsen i halsen samtidigt. OK? [At identificere den første hjerterytme, følg halspulsåren mens du lytter] [mitral-klapper – femte interkostale mellemrum langs midtklavikulærlinjen] [tricuspidal-klapper – fjerde interkostale mellemrum ved brystbenets venstre kant] [pulmonal-klappen – andet interkostale mellemrum ved…