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Where in the body is a pericardiocentesis conducted?

Where in the body is a pericardiocentesis conducted?

Bottom of sternum: Just below the bottom of the sternum a needle is inserted and aimed at the right shoulder.Then it is slowly advanced until fluid can be withdrawn. ...Read more

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Dr. Dawn Jaroszewski
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Pericardiocentesis (Definition)

Pericardiocentesis refers to placing a needle into the sac surrounding the heart (pericardium) and withdrawing fluid which can be for diagnosis or treatment. This is often done using ultrasound to ...Read more


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Where is the gallbladder in the body of a man?

Where is the gallbladder in the body of a man?

See below: The gallbladder is located in all people in the right upper abdomen, under the liver, near the ribs, by the front of the abdominal wall. ...Read more

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Where is the kidney in the human body of an obese person?

Where is the kidney in the human body of an obese person?

Kidneys don't move: The kidneys don't really move if you gain weight. However, they may seem deeper in the abdomen or flanks as more and more fatty tissue is layered on to the body. Also, there is a layer of natural or peri-renal fat that may enlarge as more and more weight is gained. ...Read more

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Where is the pancreas in the body found?

Where is the pancreas in the body found?

Deep in the belly: The pancreas is located in the upper abdomen, behind the stomach, and in front of the spine. On the right side, the pancreas is bounded by the duodenum (small intestine), and on the left side it is bounded by the spleen. There are several very large blood vessels that touch the pancreas as well. This challenging anatomy demands that a specialist operate on the pancreas. ...Read more

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Where exactly is the heart located in the body?

Where exactly is the heart located in the body?

Middle of the chest: it's pretty much in the middle of the chest. the tip is pointed a bit to the left, but most of it is behind the breastbone. that's why we often have to divide the breastbone to do heart surgery. ...Read more

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What location in the body is a pacemaker placed - on the heart?

What location in the body is a pacemaker placed - on the heart?

2 parts: A pacemaker consists of two parts: wires or "leads" and a pulse generator (computer and battery). The leads are threaded into the heart's chambers through veins. They're inside the heart. The pulse generator is embedded under skin south of the shoulder - either left or right side of the upper chest. ...Read more

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What is the benefits of having the heart enclosed in a sac that has pericardium?

What is the benefits of having the heart enclosed in a sac that has pericardium?

Many : The pericardium isolates the heart from surrounding organs, prevents the heart from over expanding when blood volume increases, limits heart motion, and keeps a small amount of fluid around the heart that severs as a lubricant which reduces friction with surrounding tissue as the heart beats. ...Read more

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What is the name of a machine that tests the pressure in the eyes?

What is the name of a machine that tests the pressure in the eyes?

Tonometer: There are several different devices and a few different mechanisms for tools that measure the internal eye pressure. All of them however are called 'tonometer'. This test, best done by an ophthalmologist, will determine whether you have a risk to your vision from elevated pressure. ...Read more

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Is there a surgery for the placement of artificial fallopian tube in human and where?

Is there a surgery for the placement of artificial fallopian tube in human and where?

Not That I Know Of: A fallopian tube transplant would probably not be very effective, cost-wise or functionally. Presumably you'd want one to achieve pregnancy and that can be done more reliably with ivf (in-vitro fertilization). See an rei specialist for details & careful if you do find someone who will "transplant an artificial fallopian tube". Take care. ...Read more

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What is the disease called where there's a hole in the heart?

What is the disease called where there's a hole in the heart?

ASD or VSD: That term usually refers to an atrial septal defect or a ventricular septal defect (depending on where the "hole" is). ...Read more

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Is there a possibility that a person's heart is not located in the mediastinum?

Is there a possibility that a person's heart is not located in the mediastinum?

No: By definition the heart is part of the mediastinum, but in rare cases it is not located exactly in the expected position. ...Read more

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Is it true that a build-up of fluid in the lungs will result in a reduced amount of oxygen in the blood returning to the heart?

Is it true that a build-up of fluid in the lungs will result in a reduced amount of oxygen in the blood returning to the heart?

If Bad Enough: The lungs have remarkable capacity to overcome problems with what we'd call "gas exchange", but if enough of the lung tissue is taken out of the picture (eg by being covered in fluid) then yes, the amount of oxygen brought back to the heart will definitely fall. ...Read more

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What is the specific purpose of a suction machine in hospital room?

What is the specific purpose of a suction machine in hospital room?

See below: Primarily to suction any secretions from the mouth/trachea to avoid aspiration and subsequent infection. ...Read more

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What is the process called where a camera is put in someone's mouth and their behind?

What is the process called where a camera is put in someone's mouth and their behind?

Alien Doctors !!!: Sounds like a weird form of porn to me. Oh, wait, it's also a procedure done by doctors to look either down the throat into the esophagus or into the lungs, or up the butt to look at the intestines. Called, respectively: esophagoscopy, tracheoscopy/bronchoscopy, enteroscopy or colonoscopy. The camera is on the end of a flexible tube, kinda like in the movie 'War of the Worlds' (only much smaller). ...Read more

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What is the type of tubing is used in a liver transplant bypass?

What is the type of tubing is used in a liver transplant bypass?

Inert vascular tubes: A type of sterile, inert, plastic tubing is used for veno-venous bypass. There are a number of suppliers that produce medical grade vascular tubing. ...Read more

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