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The first thing I thought when I saw this photo is “Cool, this patient has situs inversus (mirror image organs).” But no, this is actually cardiac herniation. The patient sustained trauma and presented with life-threatening hypotension. It was suspected there was a puncture, but no. Whatever trauma this patient sustained caused the heart to twist around, puncture through the pericardium and twist off the blood flow through the aorta. Because of that, the heard was swollen and filled with blood that wasn’t able to eject. The nerves were still intact (thankfully) so they just twisted the heart back around and closed the pericardium so the heart couldn’t twist around again.
This patient presented with a stab wound to the chest. “Intraoperative photograph showing open pericardium with a small (2mm) injury to the right heart. The injury had stopped bleeding and did not require further repair. This was a non-therapeutic sternotomy.”
New Imaging Method May Help Detect Heart Attack Risk in the Future
"A non-invasive imaging method could help identify and localize artery-clogging plaques that are likely to cause a heart attack. If future studies confirm the initial results, this technique has the potential to fundamentally alter the way we treat heart disease."
Learn more from Jennifer Huber of Lawrence Berkeley National Lab at KQED Science.
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3 dimentional scan
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