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Arterial Schematic

The “Arterial Schematic” represents the intricate three-dimensional human arterial system in a highly simplified two-dimensional design reminiscent of the London Underground Map. Each “line” represents an artery within the body; a black circle marks a major vessel, whilst “stubs” stemming from the main lines represent the distal vasculature. The coloured “zones” represent the main divisions of the human body, for example; the yellow zone indicates the neck. The schematic was inspired by Henry Beck’s work on the first diagrammatic London Underground Map. His aim was to represent complex geographical distribution in a simple and accessible form. He achieved this aim by omitting swathes of information that had plagued previous designers’ versions. Beck’s approach was succinct yet produced a design that was immediately successful in clearly portraying to commuters how to traverse London most efficiently. The “Arterial Schematic” hopes to culminate this idea of communicating complex concepts in a concise manner, mirroring what is expected of medical professionals on a daily basis. The schematic is a prototype design intended to be part of a series of images that will diagrammatically represent the various systems of the human body. The prototype was inspired by a desire to teach anatomy via a fresh and engaging visual medium. Recent years have seen significant debate over reduced undergraduate anatomy teaching and its later consequences. The hope is that the “Arterial Schematic” and its sister diagrams will inspire students to learn anatomy and encourage them to further their knowledge via other sources. PLEASE NOTE: This image is available for purchase in print, please contact l.farmery1@gmail.com if interested. Please follow LFarmery on Twitter and considering sharing the Arterial Schematic on Facebook etc. Many Thanks.  
Dr. Luke Farmery
over 9 years ago
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Pathophysiology of Cardiac Arrhythmias

Discussion of the pathophysiology of arrhythmias including tachycardia, bradycardia, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, atrial fibrillation, and ventricular fib...  
YouTube
over 7 years ago
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Antiarrhythmic Drugs

Useful refresher flashcard!  
Nicole Chalmers
about 6 years ago
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Dysrhythmias and Contraction of the Heart

This useful chart includes dysrhythmias originating in the sinus node and atria.  
Nicole Chalmers
about 6 years ago
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ECGs Made Easy

Learn the basics of ECGs. NB: SEE COMMENTS BELOW  
Dr Hawra Al-Eirani
about 6 years ago
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When Can They Go Home? The Pressure to Discharge Patients

Dr Walton-Shirley favors quality of stay over length of stay and notes that she swore an oath to protect the patient, not the hospital's bottom line.  
medscape.com
over 5 years ago
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When It Looks Like Heart Failure but Isn't

Having encountered more than a few cases of obstructive uropathy masquerading as heart failure in elderly men, Dr Walton-Shirley asks for some creative thinking before diagnosing CHF.  
medscape.com
over 5 years ago