As a cardiologist I see patients everyday suffer the consequences of not committing to a healthy lifestyle. Ischaemic heart disease and stroke are the world’s biggest cause of death in lower-middle- and upper-middle-income countries. These diseases have remained the leading causes of death globally in the last 15 years. Healthy lifestyle is not only beneficial for our physical appearance is also beneficial for our health. Healthy lifestyle doesn't mean be bulk, shredded or even fit. Healthy lifestyle means regular physical activity, have a balanced diet and not smoking. What is a balance diet ? Well, Mediterranean diet is the only diet that have demonstrated a significant reduction of cardiovascular mortality. If you want to start the Mediterranean diet, please send us direct messages. . . Como cardiólogo veo todos los días pacientes que sufren enfermedades cardiacas como consecuencia de no comprometerse con una estilo de vida saludable. La enfermedad coronaria junto con el accidente cerebrovascular son las principales causas de mortalidad en países con ingresos medios-bajos y altos. Estás enfermedades se han mantenido como las principales causas de mortalidad en los últimos 15 años. Un estilo de vida saludable no solo beneficioso para nuestra apariencia física, también lo es para nuestra salud. Un estilo de vida saludable no significa estar musculado. Un estilo de vida saludable significa realizar actividad física regular, tomar una dieta equilibrada y no fumar. La única dieta que ha demostrado disminuir el riesgo de mortalidad cardiovascular es la dieta mediterránea. Para más información acerca de la dieta mediterránea enviar mensajes privados a nuestra cuenta. Source: Global Health Estimates 2016: Deaths by Cause, Age, Sex, by Country and by Region, 2000-2016. Geneva, World Health Organization; 2018. #cardiovascularhealth#cardiovasculardisease#cardiologist#cardiology#healthylifestyle#healthyfood#healthy#workout#cardioworkout#fitlife
Not my case, this was posted in my group chat with colleagues. Very interesting case! Patient with spinal cord compression at C2-4 levels, intubated, sedated. Noted to have junctional bradycardia as seen on first EKG then also had pauses and intermittent nonsustained VT episodes as seen on rhythm strips. From the discussion I learned that cord impingement, especially this high up in the cord, can cause sinus arrest. So very interesting!! . . . . . #medicine#cardiology#patientcare#ekg#medscape#heartbreak#pacemaker#neurosurgery#spinalcordinjury#spinalcord
O Informativo N.8 (Plataforma de Pesquisa Clínica em Doença de Chagas) destaca a Campanha de MSF (Médicos Sem Fronteiras) que teve como objetivo trazer visibilidade as pessoas afetadas pela Doença de Chagas. Afim de tentar diminuir essa falsa percepção de que a Doença de Chagas é uma doença do passado, o MSF lançou essa campanha "Ter o coração grande nem sempre é bom". Nessa ação o MSF convidou usuários de redes sociais a compartilharem as vozes dessas pessoas e mostrar que Chagas faz parte de nossa sociedade, tentando assim humanizar o debate e lembrar que ainda há muito o que fazer para essas pessoas, começando pela ampliação do diagnóstico e do tratamento integral e integrado à atenção primária de saúde. Antônio Gomes relata a sua história: "Tenho três casos na família. Perdi uma irmã com 22 anos de idade, de coração. Não sei qual foi o problema, se já era afetada pela Doença de Chagas. Dois irmãos se tratam junto comigo. Todo ano eu fazia exames de sangue periódicos que não declaravam problema nenhum. Fui doar sangue e me informaram que meu sangue não poderia ser doado, pois tinha a Doença de Chagas. Depois de uma forte arritmia, tive implantado um Cardioversor Desfibrilador Implantável. Faço tratamento até hoje". Fonte: https://www.dndi.org DNDi #doençadechagas#chagasdisease#trypanosomacruzi#pacienteschagasicos#medicossemfronteiras#msf#cardiologia#cardiology#dndi#medicinatropical#fiocruz#doencanegligenciada#saudepublica
Cardiomyocyte Depolarisation 🔝 Follow Us @Clinical_Cardiology 🔝 Theory: The SA-node normally generates the action potential (AP), i.e. the electrical impulse that ultimately results in cardiac contraction (1). The AP in typical cardiomyocytes is composed of 5 phases (0-4), beginning and ending with phase 4. During the resting phase, the resting potential of the cardiomyocyte remains –90 mV. An AP of a neighbouring cardiomyocyte will initiate rise of the resting potential above –90 mV though influx of mainly Na+ (time-dependent) but also Ca2+ (long-opening), resulting in depolarisation of the cell to slightly above 0 mV (phase 0). Early repolarisation (phase 1) follows when some K+ channels open briefly, enabling outward flow of K+. This results in the plateau phase (phase 2), as an electrically balanced influx of Ca2+ and efflux of K+ maintain a constant membrane potential. During repolarisation (phase 3), persisting outflow of K+ now exceeds CA2+ inflow, decreasing the membrane potential back to –90 mV (phase 4). ------------- Clinic: The time from phase 0 until the next possible depolarization of a myocyte is defined as the refractory period (RP), during this period, a cardiomyocyte cannot be activated (2). The RP is a physiological mechanism allowing sufficient time for the ventricles to empty and refill prior to the next contraction. Hence disturbances in electrolytes can seriously influence the impulse conduction of cardiomyocytes. ------------- Case: Hyperkalaemia causes a lower concentration gradient, resulting in slower depolarisation and therefore hampered conduction. Possible ECG findings include a ‘peaked’ T-wave, QRS broadening and disappeared P-waves (3). Often, the more severe the electrolyte disturbance, the more outspoken the ECG alterations will be. Note that abnormal ECG findings are more predictive than actual potassium levels concerning the risk of arrhythmia’s. An ECG is therefore always warranted. Actual rhythm
Son 70 yılda kalp ve damar hastalıklarında geldiğimiz nokta. Başarıyı şöyle anlatayım: Ölüm oranlarını 5 kat azalttık. Bunu nasıl başardık? Kalp krizini erken tanıyarak, koroner yoğun bakımları kurarak, tıkalı damarları birkaç saat içinde açarak, ilaç kaplı stentler kullanarak ve tabi ki ilaç tedavilerindeki gelişmelerle. İnsanlığın ortak bir başarısı bu. Biz de, Başkent Alanya Kardiyoloji Kliniği olarak, tüm bu gelişmeleri kliniğimizde uygulayabilen bir ekibe sahibiz. Kalp krizi geçiren hastalara 7/24 anjiyo yapıp tıkalı damarları stentleyerek açabiliyoruz. Sonrasında yoğunbakım hizmeti vererek 2-3 gün içinde taburcu edecek sıhhate kavuşturabiliyoruz hastalarımızı. Bu, başta kardiyoloji doktorları olarak tüm ekibin ortak çabasının ürünü. @baskentalanyaipd @alanyabaskent @sinan.akinci @ali_coner ve Taylan Erdem. #kardiyoloji#cardiology#alanya#hastane#kalp#saglik#yasam#anjiyo#doktor#hekim
#happybirthday to Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, an African-American general surgeon who performed the #first documented, successful open heart surgery in the United States (1893). Dr. Williams also founded Chicago's Provident Hospital, the first non-segregated hospital in the U.S., and founded an associated nursing school for African Americans (1891).🎂❤️👨🏾⚕️ . . #fact: At the time Dr. Williams graduated from medical school, Black doctors were not even allowed to work in American hospitals. PLEASE THINK ON THAT FOR A MINUTE. . . #lesson: You CAN be what your eyes have not seen. #begreatanyway#danielhalewilliams#birthday#cardiology#medical#history
Você já deve ter ouvido a expressão “rir é o melhor remédio”. Essa expressão, bastante popular, é verdadeira, sendo o sorriso, inclusive, recomendado pelos médicos. A ação de sorrir melhora nosso sistema respiratório e imunológico, aumenta a oxigenação sanguínea, além de provocar a liberação de substâncias em nosso corpo que diminuem o estresse e que ajudam a diminuir a dor. Não podemos nos esquecer também de que sorrir nos aproxima de outras pessoas, ajudando na nossa inserção social. O bem-estar causado pelo riso é notável e, por isso, a risoterapia já é usada em vários hospitais como forma de melhorar a qualidade de vida do paciente. Criar um ambiente agradável, deixando o paciente sempre alegre, faz com que o desconforto de uma internação seja diminuído e a disposição para vencer as doenças melhore. Assim sendo, vamos espalhar o sorriso por aí!
Hypothyroidism, also called underactive thyroid or low thyroid, is a disorder of the endocrine system in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. It can cause a number of symptoms, such as poor ability to tolerate cold, a feeling of tiredness, constipation, depression, and weight gain. Occasionally there may be swelling of the front part of the neck due to goiter. Untreated hypothyroidism during pregnancy can lead to delays in growth and intellectual development in the baby or cretinism. too little iodine in the diet is the most common cause of hypothyroidism. In countries with enough iodine in the diet, the most common cause of hypothyroidism is the autoimmune condition Hashimoto's thyroiditis. Less common causes include: previous treatment with radioactive iodine, injury to the hypothalamus or the anterior pituitary gland, certain medications, a lack of a functioning thyroid at birth, or previous thyroid surgery. Thyroid hormone is required for the normal functioning of numerous tissues in the body. In healthy individuals, the thyroid gland predominantly secretes thyroxine (T4), which is converted into triiodothyronine (T3) in other organs by the selenium-dependent enzyme iodothyronine deiodinase. Most people with hypothyroidism symptoms and confirmed thyroxine deficiency are treated with a synthetic long-acting form of thyroxine, known as levothyroxine (L-thyroxine). #anatomyandphysiology#biology#medicine#body#operation#fitness#epidemiology#life#human#analytics#analyst#follow#love#instagood#beard#study#cardiology#coder#osteopathy#neurology#meme#funny#animals
When Sarah Bopp began having shortness of breath and chest pain, she was surprised to learn that the problem was a heart condition that could have taken her life. But now open-heart surgery at Mayo Clinic has the 29-year-old back in competition and more fit than ever. "I was comfortable with him. I could tell he was an experienced cardiac surgeon who knew a lot about my condition," Sarah says. "He looked at my test results and confirmed what I had been telling many of my other doctors all along: that I needed surgery. I felt validated. It was huge." The surgery Sarah needed isn't common. But Mayo Clinic has experience with it that few other health care organizations do. "We have performed more than 3,300 septal myectomy procedures and currently do over 200 each year," Dr. Schaff says. "If you look at all medical centers around the country, the median number of cases performed is one or two per year." That expertise served Sarah well, and her surgery went smoothly. Afterward, she remained in the hospital for five nights. Then she began cardiac rehabilitation. In 10 days, she was riding an exercise bike. Read Sarah's full story on https://mayocl.in/2st2Tho. . . . #mayoclinic#mayoclinicmn#patientcare#hearthealth#cardiology#myectomy
I can definitely say I’m going to miss the views that the 7th floor of Duke offered me everyday! The chapel when the snow fell, and the glorious sunsets that seemed to be hand painted every evening! But here is to new adventures and experiences towards new goals and aspirations! #dukecna#cnalife#medicineisinmyheart#cardiology#7100unit#thankyounext
Thank you all for your answers to our guidelines quiz 😀 The correct answer is 2: Myocardial infarction type 2. The ESC Fourth universal definition of myocardial infarction provides the following criteria for type 2 myocardial infarction: Detection of a rise and/or fall of cTn values with at least one value above the 99th percentile URL, and evidence of an imbalance between myocardial oxygen supply and demand unrelated to acute coronary atherothrombosis, requiring at least one of the following: • Symptoms of acute myocardial ischaemia; • New ischaemic ECG changes; • Development of pathological Q waves; • Imaging evidence of new loss of viable myocardium or new regional wall motion abnormality in a pattern consistent with an ischaemic aetiology. Remember, that new version of the guidelines provides differentiation of myocardial injury from type 2 myocardial infarction, as described in this figure. . #cardiologia#cardiologie#cardiology#cardiovascular#instadoctor#medicine#heart#picoftheday#cardiac#escguidelines#instacardio#cardiovascular
Uma nota não define a sua capacidade. Você é maior que isso. Seja no vestibular, enem, provas durante a graduação, provas de residência e de título. Inúmeras vezes temos que colocar nosso conhecimento e nossa capacidade de manter calma, e habilitade interpretativa à prova. As notas são importantes, seria um equívoco meu dizer que não seriam... Entretanto, elas não te definem e não falam tudo sobre competência. Aos que ficaram desapontados com as notas do Enem que hoje foram divulgadas, não desistam! Revisem seus erros e reafirmem os acertos. Às vezes, os erros mais nos ensinam do que nos prejudicam.
Transformation isn’t only physical! . Most of it is mental! . If you tell Body to keep going, even when you feel like you have to stop, your body will keep going! . YAS! Boom! 💥It’s my that mind blowing??🤯 . These numbers that you see are from what’s called the transformers. It’s specific move that you do for a minute and count the reps. This is from the same workout. One left is Monday and on the right is today. . That is some serious progress! . Transformation is also about gaining strength mentally as well as physically! . I knew what number that I had to beat, so I pushed myself harder to do that! . It’s not a competition with anyone else but yourself! . You just have to change your mindset and push yourself past what you think you can do! . Transformation is NOT about a number on a scale, tape measure, or the size of your jeans! . Think about that for a bit! . I would love to talk more to you about how to transform your mind to conquer your life! Shoot me a message! What are you waiting for?
Are heart palpitations dangerous? Palpitations or an awareness of your heart beat is a common symptom. In most patients, palpitations are usually benign and transient. They are usually caused by extra heart beats referred to as ectopic beats. In the presence of a structural normal heart with normal heart function these are not considered to be dangerous or have any significant prognostic implications. This by far accounts for most patients that present with symptoms of palpitations. Lifestyle changes such as reducing caffeine, alcohol and chocolate intake and exercise can help. In some patients, palpitations can be due to a significant sustained heart rhythm disorder the most common of which is atrial fibrillation which can be a cause of stroke or a sign of underlying heart disease. If these are suspected then further investigations and treatment will be required. Palpitations are considered to be potentially dangerous if they are associated with red flag symptoms such as syncope (blackouts), triggered by exercise, family history of sudden cardiac death, associated with breathlessness or chest pain. Under these circumstances symptoms should be thoroughly investigated. #oneheartclinic#oneheartclinicuk#palpitations#syncope#heart#fitness#wellness#heartrhythm#instahealth#insta#cardiology#heartbeat#rhythm#fast#slow#ecg#eatwell#run#running#runner#healthyheart#health#fitness#ecg#patient#instahealth#instahealthy#heartbeat#heartrhythm