MRI of human heart
Artificial heart ready for human trials.
French company CARMAT have announced that their artificial heart is scheduled to be implanted into patients in four medical centers around the world. The device completely replaces the patient’s original heart.
The artificial heart consists of two cavities, mimicking the organ’s ventricles, which are separated by a moving membrane that’s hydraulically powered via a special actioning fluid. This membrane reproduces the action of the ventricular wall during contractions, creating blood flow in and out of the device. The system is works in conjunctions with sensors and a microcontroller that continuously adjust the activity of the prosthesis to match the needs of the patient.
(Source: medgadget.com, via blue-lights-and-tea)
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Good X ray.
Think however that a humeral brace would serve this mid shaft fracture better than the POP it seems to be in at the moment.
These are not done routinely in A+E in the UK. Get to know the plaster technicians at the fracture clinic in your hospital and be nice to them. They might just get it sorted for you. I find chocolate bribery always works ; )
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Different sites of myocardial infarct
1 = subendocardial infarction,
2 = intramural infarction,
3 = transmural infarction,
4 = subepicardial infarction.
(MV = mitral valve, TV = tricuspid valve, LV = left ventricle, RV = right ventricle, S = septum, P = papillary muscle.)
(via Heart Attack Education)
Stunning. Such a small thing, but perfect.
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