“A heart murmur is a swooshing sound that occurs with turbulent blood flow in the heart or great vessels.”
There are four traditional valve areas noted- these are not the actual anatomical locations of the valves, but where they are heard the best.
Syndrome is a condition where an accessory (extra) electrical pathway exists between the atrium and the ventricles that bypasses the AV node.”
The pericardium is a double-walled sac enclosing the heart. The parietal pericardium (outer wall) has a tough, superficial fibrous layer … More
AFib is seen in 25%-30% of patients after cardiac surgery making it the most common arrhythmia observed following open heart surgery
“PACs may be a warning sign for the development of atrial fibrillation or flutter and may also indicate abnormal magnesium or potassium levels”
Click here for a quick overview of the cardiac cycle and the corresponding waveforms.
“The human heart beats 2.5 billion times during a normal lifespan”