Congestive Heart Failure: Left-sided vs Right-sided, Systolic vs Diastolic, Animation.

Heart failure occurs when the heart is unable to provide sufficient blood to meet the body’s needs. Heart failure is not a disease on its own but rather a consequence of other underlying conditions. The impairment of the heart function can be due to an inability to PUMP effectively during systole, called SYSTOLIC heart failure, or inability to FILL properly […]

Heart Sounds and Heart Murmurs, Animation.

When a healthy heart beats, it makes a “lub-dub” sound. The first heart sound “lub”, also known as S1, is caused by the closing of the AV valves after the atria have pumped blood into the ventricles. The second heart sound “dub”, or S2, originates from the closing of the aortic and pulmonary valves, right after the ventricles have ejected […]

“Case Study: Congenital Heart Defects” by Patricia Lincoln, RN, MS, CCRN, CNS-BC, for OPENPediatrics

Case Study: Congenital Heart Defects by Patricia Lincoln. Hello, my name is Trish Lincoln, I’m the clinical nurse specialist in the cardiac ICU at Children’s Hospital Boston. What I’m about to present is a case study with questions and answers. James is a four week old diagnosed at birth with Tetralogy of Fallot. He was scheduled for surgery in 2 […]

KATV: Dr. Morris Kelley, Interventional Cardiologist, Discusses Heart Attack Awareness

Good evening and welcome. I’m Beth Hunt in the KATV studios tonight. Thanks for watching along with us. This is the second in a series of webcasts focused on your health that KATV is producing in partnership with CHI St. Vincent. I’m joined tonight by Dr. Morris Kelley, interventional cardiologist with CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute at the North Little […]

Advancing Diagnostic Biomarkers for Cardiovascular Disease

So much of our work at the Massachusetts General Hospital Heart Center focuses on the role of biomarker testing in a number of different places. One is to diagnose the presence of cardiovascular disease, but another is to establish prognosis or course of the disease. So, for diagnosis, a single measurement is usually useful but in order to better understand […]

Is there a relationship between mental health and heart disease?

– There has been lot of speculation so far about relationship between mental health and body. How does it affect? Mental health, as we know now, such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, they are real illnesses, they are physical, they are like any other physical illness, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol. American Heart Association actually recommends […]

Echocardiography in Valvular Heart Disease

My area of research is in valve disease and I’ve always found valvular heart to be the most interesting from a physiologic standpoint. It also is well-diagnosed with using imaging which is my specialty, echocardiography. So it’s been a great way to combine my interest in cardiovascular physiology and imaging. Well my area of research is on mitral regurgitation, which […]