Month: May 2016

So Bored I Tapped That … Shunt

It’s a perfect sunny day in San Diego, and Ron Burgundy is about to broadcast another episode of his highest rated (local) news show. Little does the public know that Ron suffers from hydrocephalus and has a ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt. While…

Management of RV Failure and Pulmonary Hypertension

By Dr. C. Sterling M.D. Pathophysiology of Right Ventricular Failure   The most common cause of pulmonary hypertension in the U.S. is left-sided heart failure, but many cases of pulmonary hypertension remain undocumented. Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a specific category of pulmonary hypertension…

Case Of the Month 10 – Answer

Dr. Blumenberg responded with a very good differential and plan for the COtM which netted him the correct answer. Take a look at his answer for great management plans and continue reading below for more information about the correct diagnosis.…