Jugular Venous Pressure, Animation

Jugular Venous Pressure, Animation

Jugular venous pressure, JVP, also known as jugular venous pulse, is the pressure within the jugular vein. Because the right internal jugular vein communicates directly with the right atrium via the superior vena cava, JVP essentially reflects the central venous pressure; and its cyclic changes with each heartbeat accurately mirror the dynamics of blood flow […]

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Controlling and Preventing Heart Disease Risk Factors

Controlling and Preventing Heart Disease Risk Factors

We know that if women take care of their hearts and are aware of their risk, they can reduce their chances of developing coronary artery disease. Some of the risk factors that you can control are smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and high triglyceride levels, diabetes and pre-diabetes, being overweight or obese, being physically […]

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Why Do Arteries Get Clogged? It’s Not What You Think

Why Do Arteries Get Clogged? It’s Not What You Think

Cardiovascular disease has been the number one killer in the world for over a decade and statistically, it’s the number one most likely thing to kill me, so I’m definitely interested in learning more about it. It brings to mind one phrase you may have heard now and then, “clogged arteries.” And I’m going to be […]

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Fetal Cardiac Intervention – Lorenzo’s Story

Fetal Cardiac Intervention – Lorenzo’s Story

We had our 20 week ultrasound. All of the blood wasn’t flowing the correct way out of the heart. We had to have some discussions that no parent wants to have. Should we not do the procedure? Should we let him be born? They said your son qualifies for this intervention. Though some people are […]

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