Sunday, March 05, 2006


Sunday March 5, 2006
Sunday Basic !

Some lessons (not all) learnt in medical school are worth remembering every moment at bedside. For intensivist, following simple fact carries huge bedside implications.

"Left ventricle is perfused most actively in early diastole, not when aortic pressure is at its maximum but when myocardial pressures are least".

Who knows the dilemma of intensivist better than himself while trying to find that fine line between volume, pressors, hear rate and blood pressure.

Related: Cardiac angioplasty and stent placement
video (Dr. Tyrus Frerking - Mount Carmel health - Ohio) - needs window media player.