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Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump, Arterial Line, and EKG Waveforms

The intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) is a form of mechanical circulatory support used in several situations like cardiogenic shock, the inability to wean from cardiopulmonary bypass, and in thrombolytic therapy following a myocardial infarction....

Anesthesia Senior Resident Call Duties

In our anesthesiology residency program, we rotate across six hospitals in the Texas Medical Center. Our county hospital, a level 1 trauma center, is also our primary teaching hospital and where senior residents do...

Pulmonary Artery Catheter Structure And Waveforms

Although the use of pulmonary artery catheters (PACs, otherwise known as Swan-Ganz catheters) has never been shown to confer a mortality benefit, they are still routinely used in operating rooms and intensive care units...

First One Way Ticket – Boston!

I've booked many round-trip flights in my professional career for meetings and interviews, but earlier this week, I booked my first one-way ticket. The reality of leaving my home (and safe zone) in Houston...

Malignant Hyperthermia

Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a rare, autosomal dominant condition involving mutations in the ryanodine receptor type 1 (RYR-1) causing an aberrant calcium-induced calcium release (CICR) mechanism. With normal skeletal muscle contraction, an impulse is sent...

Clutch Ace in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Competitive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive matches are 5 vs 5. The first to win 16 rounds wins the game. Today I had the good fortunate of annihilating the entire opposing team (an "ace") as the last person...

Happy National Nurses Week!

From a young age, I was fascinated by the stories my mother, a former registered nurse, shared about nursing school and working in the neonatal intensive care unit. Assimilating unclear plans from (rude) doctors to...

ABOUT RISHI

Anesthesiology chief resident physician at Baylor College of Medicine and future combined fellow in critical care and cardiothoracic anesthesiology at Harvard looking to improve medical education and patient safety with technology and quality initiatives.