Education

A collection of random things I’ve learned through my training

  • Photo of WHO Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Groups

    WHO Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Groups

    Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a broad topic encompassing primary and secondary etiologies. Similar to systemic hypertension, PH refers to elevated…

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  • Photo of Type A Dissection

    Type A Dissection

    Acute ascending aortic dissection (type A) is a true surgical emergency. Arterial walls are comprised of the intima (innermost layer),…

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    Banana Bag

    The “banana bag” is a colloquial term referring to isotonic crystalloid fluid premixed with thiamine, folic acid, and a multivitamin…

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  • Photo of Angiotensin II

    Angiotensin II

    Synthetic human angiotensin II (Giapreza) is an intravenous vasopressor approved in late 2017 for septic or other distributive shock states.…

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  • Photo of Situs Inversus Totalis

    Situs Inversus Totalis

    Situs inversus totalis is a rare (0.01% of the population) condition where patients have a mirror-image reversal of their internal…

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  • Photo of What’s A Hemolung RAS?

    What’s A Hemolung RAS?

    The Hemolung Respiratory Assist System (RAS) is an investigative extracorporeal carbon dioxide (CO2) removal (ECCO2R) therapy. This system uses a…

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