4th Annual Fundraiser for the JJ Karmacharya Foundation for Vascular Surgery

JJ Karmacharya Foundation for Vascular Surgery

This next October 7th takes place the 4th Annual Fundraiser benefitting the JJ Karmacharya Foundation for Vascular Surgery.

The aim of this initiative is to support awareness and education in vascular surgery for the South Florida community.

There will be Chaviar Splash and Champagne. The event will be take place in a yacht, so please, wear your favorite yacht attire.

Takes available: $75 each.

Purchase Tickets Here –> http://www.sfsvs.org/jjkf-fundraiser-tickets

For questions, please write to drjjcharity@gmail.com

More about the JJ Karmacharya Foundation for Vascular Surgery (JJKF) –>http://www.sfsvs.org/foundation

3 life saving Slideshare presentations

Slideshare.net is my favorite source of knowledge when I want to learn about a topic in a quick and, sometimes, fun way.

As someone who loves all things related to science and healthcare, I like to check, from time to time, what new presentations are posted on this wonderful platform. Some are very fun and engaging. The ones I like the most, I share them on my Twitter profile.

Today, I want to share with you 3 of the presentations, I consider, that could help you at any moment

  1. First aid and bandaging.

No matter who you are or where you are, emergencies can come at any time and it is better to be prepared to deal with them the best possible way. Sometimes, just knowing what to do when someone next to you suddenly “faints” could save that person´s life.

  1. How to do CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)

Some people think that CPR is just to pump the other person´s chest and to blow air into her lungs. Well, there are other things to keep in mind before performing a CPR procedure and this presentation can give you the whole spectrum.

  1. Hypothermia

Known as “the nature silent killer for the unprepared”, hypothermia is a danger faced by those who are located in areas where winter takes temperature to the extreme and who are not properly equipped.

I live in Florida, I got other worries, but sometimes I travel to northern regions in the US and so might you, so it is better to be prepared.

I hope you take notes and that if you ever face one of these situations, you know what to do and that you do it properly.

What is an angiogram?

An angiogram is a test to take a look at the arteries in different parts of the body.

Think of an X-ray that makes use of a camera to take pictures of the blood flow thought the arteries.

Combining the X-ray with a special dye, the vessels are outlined and can be seen.

This test allow your doctor to check potential blockages in the coronary arteries or in other arteries or veins.

A coronary angiogram gives a better understanding of the actual state of your heart and how well is working or if something needs to be done. The same applies to other areas of the body.

This procedure is relatively safe and serious complications are a very rare thing.

For its complexity, it is better to take this procedure in a hospital with the proper equipment.

What is chronic venous insufficiency?

One the duties I am in charge of, is dealing with symptomatic chronic venous insufficiency. This is a condition that affects 5 in a 100 american citizens.  I do it by performing an endovenous procedure.

As your high school teacher might have mentioned, arteries transport rich-oxygen blood from your heart to the other areas of your body and, then, veins return a less oxygen-rich blood to your heart. When the veins in your legs failed to perform this task, you will start suffering from chronic venous insufficiency.

What are the risk factors?

  • Obesity
  • Family history (most important risk factor)
  • People over their 50s
  • Pregnancy and hormones
  • One or more blood clots in superficial veins.

 

If not treated in time this can cause:

There are several approaches in dealing with this, such as:

  • Compression stockings
  • Sclerotherapy
  • Ablation
  • Vein stripping
  • Bypass
  • Valve repair
  • Angioplasty and Stenting

 

In later posts I will explain each one these.

If you have need help, please, don`t hesitate and schedule an appointment to decide the best option for you.

PS: For more details about this condition, check this animated video

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