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Quit playing games with my heart – ANS Role in heart rate regulation <3

Quit playing games with my heart – ANS Role in heart rate regulation <3

The human heart is an incredible organ. The average human heart beats about 72 times a minute, approximately 2.5 BILLION times in an average 66 year lifespan, and pumps approximately 4.7 – 5.7 liters of blood per minute.

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Hey baby, how about some O2 rich blood! Ahhhh

Hey baby, how about some O2 rich blood! Ahhhh

Sometimes I like to draw on things that aren’t cylindrical: In preparation for our pediatrics exam yesterday morning, I decided delve a little deeper into fetal circulation. So these little guys have circulation way more complicated in the womb than after they are born. This is because mom (and her placenta) are doing the work for the baby’s lungs. … Continue reading

Where yo PEEP at?

Where yo PEEP at?

No, no, no. Not the delicious marshmallowy Easter treat. “Positive Expiratory End Pressure” –> PEEP Each week in our cardiopulmonary management course we learn so many fascinating things and you know I just love to share! So, your PEEP is a back pressure during exhale that helps keep your alveoli open, normal physiologic PEEP is 5cm H2O. However, for individuals with pulmonary pathology unable … Continue reading