A reference for understanding pacemaker identification codes.
“Longer, longer, longer, DROP– now you have a Wenckebach”
Your blood pressure is expressed in two numbers- one number on top and one on the bottom. The top number, … More
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a measurement often used to determine an individual’s overall health. BMI is determined by dividing … More
Before jumping in, last week I wrote about sodium’s effects on the heart. Now I’d like to take a better … More
Sodium is a mineral essential for the body to function. We get sodium from the foods and drinks we consume. … More
Generally, the amplitude of the T wave goes up and down, proportional to the K+ level. The QT interval generally lengthens and shortens opposite to Ca2+ levels.
“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.”