Venturi effect and heart

The Venturi effect is the reduction in fluid pressure that results when a fluid flows through a constricted section (or choke) of a pipe. The Venturi effect is named after Giovanni Battista Venturi (1746–1822), an Italian physicist. The role of venturi effect has been liberally studied in cardiology.some conditions which noted to have a venturi effect on pathophysiology include: In systolicContinue reading “Venturi effect and heart”

Reversing constriction without surgery?

Pericardiectomy can be curative in constriction but some surgeons may hate it because of challenging and painstaking procedure . A rare subset of patients with constrictive pericarditis are actually having an inflammatory transient constrictive pericarditis. Late gadolinium enhancement of pericardium may suggest this condition and may respond to therapy leading to a “reversible” constrictive pericarditis

A young male with shortness of breath

A 25 year old male presented with dyspnea NYHA class 2 on and off for past 6 months Physical examination was unremarkable except for an ejection systolic murmur in pulmonary area and a spit s2. His ECG is given below .What is the probable diagnosis? Have you got the right answer ? see comment sectionContinue reading “A young male with shortness of breath”

concertina effect

A concertina is a free-reed musical instrument, It consists of expanding and contracting bellows, with buttons (or keys) usually on both ends, unlike accordion buttons, which are on the front. Concertina effect is seen in medicine in which of following conditions? Choose the correct responses? Coronary angioplasty due to guidewire WPW syndrome Intestinal obstruction coronary angioplasty due toContinue reading “concertina effect”