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The concentration of K+ inside the cell is 30 time more than outside. Hypoxia causes loss of this intracellular Kalium and consequent/premature repolarization when measuring the potential of action. As the all the ECG theory is Vector based, any abnormality in the electric pathways and myocytes will result in changes of ECG. This picture depicts the ST ...
In Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, the normal Q wave is usually masked by the preexcitation action potential which produces the delta wave. Despite this, missing Q wave is not a diagnosis criteria of the syndrome, and up to 70 percent of the patients show a negative delta wave which causes differential diagnosis problems because it is confused with Q, ...
No, thrombi are far too bulky to cross the blood brain barrier. Now regarding the risk of stroke in case of systemic thrombi Yes, there are 2 situations where this can arise: floating thrombus of the great circulation proximal to the aortic arch (i.e. Most of the time, chronic atrial fibrillation) venous thrombus with an associated permeable foramen ovale, ...
No, a thrombus would be much too large to pass through the highly selective blood brain barrier. However, there are some cases where intra-vascular thrombosis can cause stroke. One example would be non anti-coagulated atrial fibrillation, where the inefficient beating of the heart causes blood to remain stagnant in the left atrium. This can cause a ...
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One possibility is PTB Diagnostic ECG database here. However, its AAMI verification is still under process here. Some ECHO findings also there.
Here is a simple answer, if you want it. Eating salt raises the amount of sodium in your bloodstream and wrecks the delicate balance, reducing the ability of your kidneys to remove the water. The result is a higher blood pressure due to the extra fluid and extra strain on the delicate blood vessels leading to the kidneys.
It is not possible that one of the valve is completely closed and the person is still alive without being in ICU. I think what the doctor was trying to communicate to the patient was that one of the valves is in the process of complete closure. There are three main types of diseases associated with heart valves :- 1- Blood flows backwards 2- Heart valve ...
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