Jun 5th, 2018
Spotlight on Mike and Pat Cyll, retired couple with combined ~90 years of experience in echocardiography and nursing. They’ve been married over 40 years.
From smoking in hospital breakrooms, to echocardiograms on neonates, to robots and holograms, to a coffee date in a hospital cafeteria that lead to over 40 years of marriage. Warning: Swooning may occur. Listen to the latest Head-to-Toe episode for Mike & Pat’s story.
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- What the heck is a “rotating tournicate” for pulmonary edema?
- Here is the 1974 article published in Circulation claiming it’s usefulness http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/circulationaha/50/2/366.full.pdf
- The purpose of them: “The application of blood pressure cuffs to three extremities; formerly used in certain types of medical emergencies, such as acute pulmonary edema, to reduce the return of blood to the heart. The patient is placed in a head-high position (Fowler's). The pressure is kept midway between systolic and diastolic. Every 10 min, the cuffs are deflated and when inflated, the previously free extremity is now used. This allows each extremity to be free of a tourniquet for 10 min out of each 40-min cycle. Note: A cuff would not be applied to an extremity into which an intravenous infusion is running.” https://medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com/rotating+tourniquet
- And here’s the 1987 article contesting its use https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/3592330
- Photos of rotating tournicate setup: https://thoracickey.com/medical-treatment-of-heart-failure-2/
- Example of 3D echocardiography: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlAwQ9E0u6o
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