Category Heart

How to correctly place defibrillator pads

In case of cardiac arrest, be sure to correctly place pads, in particular during shockable rhythms and above all if ventricular fibrillation is REFRACTORY. Incorrect position of defibrillator pads may reduce the chance of unsuccessful termination of ventricular fibrillation. Correct…

How to perform CPR in space

Maybe you’ve never considered the issue of performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in space but space agencies really have thought of everything. The likelihood of cardiac arrest occurring in space remains extremely low, and will most likely be nonsurvivable due to…

Cardiogenic shock

Cardiogenic shock is a high risk condition with a in-hospital mortality of 40% Mortality is only slightly improved despite hemodynamics optimisation Definition of cardiogenic shock presence of sustained hypotension (systolic blood pressure <90 mmHg for ≥30 minutes) and low cardiac…

Biophysics of Circulatory System

Overview Function: to serve the needs of the body tissue to transport nutrients to the body tissue waste products away hormones from one area of the body to another one to maintain an appropriate environment optimal function of the cells…