Saturday, January 23, 2021

The moderator band of the right ventricle

The moderator band is an intra-cavitary structure in the right ventricle (RV) spanning from the lower limit of the inflow tract of the RV anterior septum to the base of the anterior papillary muscle of the RV free wall.

It carries a fascicle of the right bundle that allows for rapid activation of the RV free wall.

That's all!

Friday, January 22, 2021

Why von Willebrand disease has normal aPTT sometimes ?

VWF acts as a carrier protein for factor VIII.  Factor VIII is more rapidly degraded when unbound, and VWF deficiency can therefore lead to impairment of the intrinsic coagulation pathway leading to a prolonged activated PTT.  

Etiology of Fetal hydrops Mnemonic

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Mnemonic for pregnancy complications with short inter pregnancy interval

Definition : <6-18 months from delivery to next pregnancy

During pregnancy, maternal folate and iron are depleted for fetal development, and the resulting maternal anemia is exacerbated by normal blood loss during delivery (eg, up to 10%-20% of blood volume).  In breastfeeding women, continued nutritional demands from the newborn prevent repletion of normal folate and iron stores, resulting in prolonged anemia!

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Anti-epileptics in pregnancy mnemonic

 The choice of antiepileptic drugs for women with epilepsy of childbearing age who are planning a pregnancy are

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Medications that can cause depression

Did you know that the medications we prescribe can be associated with depression?

Beta-blockers and reserpine should also be considered as the cause of depression in those newly started on the medication.

Other such medications include:

Friday, January 8, 2021

Tripod position mnemonic

Hi everyone!

Short mnemonic is here..

“Tripod TONE is forwarding air into the Lungs” 

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Mnemonic for LAB evaluations for SSRI overdose


Short mnemonic!

Isolated SSRI overdose = Asx / mild CNS Depression 

If symptomatic SSRI overdose with altered mental status & abnormal physical findings. 

Then Check for “ECG” 

Mnemonic = ECG! 

 = ECG ( As Citalopram & Escitalopram can cause QT prolongation ) 


C = Coingestants (Ethanol , Benzodiazepines, Acetaminophen )& biCarbonate Levels ( assess for Metabolic acidosis ) 

G = Glucose levels ( rule out hypoglycemia as a cause of altered mental status)