Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Cardio Day

I am already becoming convinced by the minute that we are being built up to be cardiologists either by destiny or by our mentors.

Yesterday, we handled two interesting cases, one, a very rare condition termed dextrocardia, when the heart (supposedly positioned in the center with its apex towards the left side of the body) is positioned with its apex towards the right. We are lucky to have encountered this kind of condition and again lucky that the person was a kind and gentle man who allowed us to examine him. God bless him.

We also handled a middle aged woman who had Patent Ductus Arteriosus undergoing Hemodynamic Studies and being considered for surgery sponsored by a UST Foundation. As per yesterday's news, she is lucky that she is considered an ideal candidate for the corrective surgery. ~LZ

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