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Sternotomy Bear

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  Click the following links to download a printable .pdf of the Sternotomy Bear:  Sternotomy Bear Blue – Michiko Maruyama Hospital Gown and Accessories:  Hospital Gown and Accessories Blue – Michiko Maruyama Cardiac Surgeon Accessories:   Cardiac Surgeon Accessories – Michiko Maruyama   Read more ›

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Third Universal Classification of MI

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Myocardial infarctions can be classified into various types based on pathology, clinical presentation, prognostic and treatment strategies. One method of classifying MI’s is the “Third Universal Classification of Myocardial Infarction”: Type 1 – Spontaneous MI: (top left corner) related to Read more ›

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Cardiac Tamponade

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The heart is contained in a beautiful dual layered fibroserous elastic sac called the pericardium. The outer layer, the fibrous pericardium, is made of a tough connective tissue while the inner layer, the serous pericardium, is thin and consists of Read more ›

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DDx of Chest Pain

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This Daily Doodle represents the differential diagnosis of “chest” pain/discomfort which is quite an extensive list of both cardiac and non-cardiac conditions. In the ER, the initial approach to chest pain is to rule out potentially life-threatening causes, the big Read more ›

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Takotsubo Syndrome

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Takotsubo Syndrome, also known as Stress-induced cardiomyopathy, Broken Heart Syndrome and Transient Apical Ballooning Syndrome, is a type of non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy characterized by transient systolic dysfunction of the apical and/or mid-segments of the left ventricle that mimics myocardial infarction. The Read more ›

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