jewsee-medicalstudent:

Quadricuspid Aortic Valve.

These are the amazing cardiac MRI images of a middle-aged woman with hypertension and 3/6 systolic ejection murmur. The woman was diagnosed with the presence of a Quadricuspid Aortic Valve instead of a normal Aortic Valve with three leaflets .

The aortic valve lies between the left ventricle and the aorta. When the pressure in the left ventricle rises above the pressure in the aorta, the aortic valve opens, allowing blood to exit the left ventricle into the aorta. When the pressure in the left ventricle decreases, the aortic pressure forces the aortic valve to close. 

Bicuspid aortic valve is the most common aortic valve abnormality, occurring in 2% of the population, and in this condition, instead of three cusps, the aortic valve has two cusps. The next most frequent aortic valve abnormality is an unicuspid aortic valve. Historically, quadricuspid aortic valves have been considered rare, most cases discovered incidentally at the time of cardiac surgery or at autopsy.

(Images and clinical informations via VCU Medical Center).

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She has a heartbeat.

(Source: feu-follet, via killingpeopleforaliving)

“Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.”

clulessmedic:

Neisseria gonorrhoeae
gram -ve diplococcus
Diagnosis - 
Management —> ceftriaxone IM and 1g azithromycin PO 
both single stat doses, then test of cure (2-4 weeks later)

clulessmedic:

Neisseria gonorrhoeae

  • gram -ve diplococcus
  • Diagnosis - 
  • Management —> ceftriaxone IM and 1g azithromycin PO 
  • both single stat doses, then test of cure (2-4 weeks later)

(Source: textbookofbacteriology.net, via inthewards)

spaceexp:

The Milky Way over regional Queensland 28.02.2014 Source: Matthew Post (flickr)

spaceexp:

The Milky Way over regional Queensland 28.02.2014

Source: Matthew Post (flickr)

same!

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“Can we stop waiting
for the life we want to live,
and live it instead?”

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beardbrand:

A photo from Bon Appétit's feature on The Whale Wins restaurant in Seattle, Washington. Photographed by We Are The Rhoads.

beardbrand:

A photo from Bon Appétit's feature on The Whale Wins restaurant in Seattle, Washington. Photographed by We Are The Rhoads.

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“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with them - the people who give you their food give you their heart.”

Cesar Chavez (via squaremeal)