Episode 81: Heart Disease

Hello and welcome to Squeaky Wheel Productions’ Disability Series. Today’s topic is Heart Disease. What is heart disease, what are its characteristics, and how is it managed? We’ll find out the answers to each of these questions and more. Let’s get started! The heart is one of the most important organs: it pumps blood around the body to provide much […]

Heart Disease – Science Rap Academy

I’m gonna tell you about the heart’s… the heart’s structure and function Your cardio system is a series of tubes Blood circulates in a figure 8 loop Valves, veins, and arteries, and one big pump Right ventricle sends blood to the pulmonary trunk It’s deoxygenated so it’s headed to the lungs Gets oxygen then it’s to the left like Beyonce […]

Women and Heart Disease Prevention: Jennifer’s Story

Jennifer: I WAS EXTREMELY WORRIED ABOUT BREAST CANCER. I WAS NOT WORRIED ABOUT HEART DISEASE. HEART DISEASE WASN’T EVEN IN MY — IT WASN’T EVEN ON THE RADAR. WHOA. WAIT A MINUTE, I’M 36 YEARS OLD, AND I JUST GOT SMACKED WITH MY MORTALITY. IT’S A DIFFICULT PAIN TO DESCRIBE. PEOPLE TALK ABOUT THAT CRUSHING FEELING, LIKE AN ELEPHANT SITTING […]

Therapeutic Hypothermia Treatment for Heart Attack

A REALLY COOL MEDICAL TECHNIQUE IS SAVING LIVES FOLLOWING CARDIAC ARREST. WELCOME TO MEMORIAL HEALTH AND YOU. WITH US TODAY IS DR. JOSEPH BOSARGE, MEMORIAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT MEDICAL DIRECTOR. DR. BOSARGE WHAT IS THE PRINCIPLE BEHIND HYPOTHERMIA THERAPY? THERAPEUTIC HYPOTHERMIA IS BASED ON OBSERVATIONS OF DROWNING VICTIMS IN ICY WATER BEING REVIVED AFTER LONG PERIODS OF TIME WITH LITTLE […]

Does Deep Space Cause Heart Disease?

It’s not often that we get to see astronomy happen right before our eyes. But in the issue of the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society being published next week, a team of astronomers reported that they’ve watched a young star get hundreds of times brighter in just a couple years. That’s lightning fast, by astronomy standards — and […]