Cardiology

Body’s Electricity

The Flash: Season 1 Episode 7 Power Outrage


Did you know that human body generates electricity?

The average person gives up 342 watts. 

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Cardiology, Fashion

The Circulatory System Couture

 

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Designer:Veejay Floresca Photography: Eric Alessi Model: Alisa of Elite Models Make up Pong Niu

 

Veejay Floresca created this epitome of circulatory system as one of the finalist of Mega Young Designers Competition 2006. He has been known to create edgy designs in Project Runway Philippines Season 1 and became the 3rd Place winner. He continues to hone his craft internationally and grab the Grand Prize Winner of LA Fashion Week Design Competition 2014 in Los Angeles, California. Today he designs wedding couture and interprets the different provinces of the Philippines in his Madore Collection.

Cardiology, Hypertension, Movies

The Intern

 

 

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Ben Whittaker found an opening position as a  senior intern at About the Fit online botique. He uploaded his online application at Vimeo and got hired along with the three seniors and a guy. Ben was assigned to Jules Ostin who was reluctant to work with him but turned out well. Jules decided to tag along Ben on an interview with her future chief executive officer in San Francisco until she noticed that Ben wasn’t feeling well.

 

 

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Ben got upset after seeing an unpleasant scene while driving Jules daughter on the way home. The stress that he felt caused his autonomic nervous system to increased. He was perspiring and flushing. His heart beats  faster and contracts faster. The cells in his body absorbs more sodium, chloride and water which causes the blood pressure to rise up and his vessels constricted. A person body would compensate by dilating the vessels in his body but since he is years old the elasticity of his heart muscles and vessels are decreased. It may take awhile before his body compensates. The heart continues to pump and contract without stretching the muscles in his heart therefore increasing the cardiac output. His vessels remain constricted increasing the peripheral volume.

Cardiac output (heart rate x stroke volume) and peripheral volume are two main factors affecting hypertension.

The ideal blood pressure is 120/80 but a blood pressure equal or greater than 140/90 is considered hypertensive. If the blood pressure reaches 160/100 it is the stage 2 hypertension whilst blood pressure reaching 180/110 is stage 3 hypertension.

Blood pressure may affect the vital organs of the body and should notify the physician for the following manifestation:

  • Chest pain
  • shortness of breath
  • alterations of speech
  • vision
  • disturbances in balance
  • nosebleed
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • nocturia

 

*Check the rate, rhythm and character of apical and peripheral pulses.

 

Ben is aware of his lifelong condition and continues to  be physically healthy by drinking his medication, exercises during his free time, free from alcohol and cigarette, and follows a restrictive diet.

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Dietary approaches to stop hypertension is a low sodium, low fat, low calories and high in fruits and vegetables diet.

Food Group

Grains and grain products       7-8 servings per day

Fruits and Vegetables                4-5 servings per day

Low fat or fat free dairy food    2-3 servings per day

Meat, fish and poulty                  2 or fewer

Nuts, seeds and dry beans          4 – 5 weekly

Medications  that decreases blood pressure as prescribed by the physician

  • Initial Drug Choice: Diuretics and Beta blockers
  • Specific indications for the following drugs: ACE inhibitors, Angiotensin II Receptive Blockers, Alpha Blockers, Beta-Blockers, Calcium Antagonist and Diuretics
  • Adrenergic Agents and Vasodilator

It is important to comply with medications and record blood pressure to prevent rebound hypertension or hypertensive emergency which is an sudden life threatening elevation of blood pressure.

Patients needs to be aware of the side effects of their medications like hypotension (If there is a slight hypotension and the patient needs to be sitted, slowly change the position from lying to sitting  position.).

 

Arrow, Cardiology, Series

Arrow Episode 18

 

Arrow

Arrow

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Doctor: During the surgery, to remove the arrow, you developed a thrombus
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Ray Palmer: Blood Clot

 

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Doctor: It could cause an ischemic stroke
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Felicity Smoak: Maybe we should treat it
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Doctor: It’s not that simple. Your injuries  have left you very weak. A craniotomy could end up more harm than good
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Felicity Smoak: By harm you mean…
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Doctor: Brain damage at best, at worst
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Ray Palmer: So you’re saying, basically, if I could have the surgery now I could die, if I wait the clot removes I could die

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACLS, Cardiology, CPR, Movies

Everything About Her

VTACH! VTACH! Code blue!

 

VTACH on ICU Suite 3


I saw my patient on VTACH with no pulse

 

then I called for Cold Blue.

 

Okay, I’m calling this. I’m the team leader.

 

Patient on pulseless VTACH.

 

I’m going to defibrillate the patient at 200 joules.

 

Give epi one milligram IV every 3 minutes.

 

Epi given.

 

1 minute for next rhythm check. Standby next compression.

Gel

Charging 200 joules.

 

I’m going to shock on three.

One, I’m clear.
Two, you’re clear.

 

Three, everybody clear?

 

I’m Doc Raymond and I’m going to run the code now.

 

Go ahead and intubate the patient.

 

Go ahead and intubate the patient.

 

Two minutes CPR completed.

 

Pulse compression.

 

Cap, I need to switch.

 

Switching on three.

One, two three.
Come on, come on! You can do it!
Do not go to the light! Rhythm check.


I have a pulse.

 

Sinus Tach with pulse.
Angina, Movies

Music and Lyrics 



Alex Fletcher (Hugh Grant) is a singer song writer who was offered to write a song for Cora Corman (Haley Bennet). Cora was known for her pop music and dance and was requesting for a song about people trying to move on with their lives. While Alex was eager to write the new song he noticed that Sophie Fischer (Drew Barrymore) who visits his place by day,  can make lyrics and turns out that she was also a writer. Both of them spent their time working on the lyrics and getting to know each other. In the midst of their dinner celebration Sophie was astounded to see his former lover. Alex talked her into confronting the guy and she felt a bit anxious.

 I think I’m having coronary artery blockage….. shortness of breath… blurry vision……


Stress or emotions can trigger or precipitate cardiac diseases such as angina pectoris (chest pain ) or coronary artery  disease by releasing adrenaline hormones, increasing the blood pressure and heart rate thereby increasing cardiac workload.

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