Anonymous asked:Do bullet wounds to the chest always kill?
Of course not.. but there’s a good chance that it will kill you based on where the bullet is lodged.. if it misses major blood vessels or major part of the heart, then you’re going to be okay for the most part… unless your surgeon sucks..
but every GSW (gun shot wound) is different and comes with its own set of complications.
Is Grey Anatomy's surgeries just like real life surgeries?
ehhh not really.. they make em seem way more interesting and eventful than it really is..
real surgeries for the most part are really long and boring.. a lot of cauterizing and stuff like that..
if you’re interested, you could just shadow at your local hospital.. they all have programs like that so you can observe and see if it’s what you want to do as a career.
I am sorry, but I think I am in love with your blog. It's the best one. It's the Holly Graal of surgery. Are you a surgeon? Where did you get all the photos?
nope i’m not a surgeon. i just think surgery is pretty cool
Anonymous asked:What's your opinion on iPSCs and their applications to regenerative medicine?
I think if they work, then why shouldn’t we use them? Induced pleuripotent stem cells do not have to be taken from a fetus because they can be “induced” into their stem-cell form. Since the ethical dilemma on that stage seems to be taken care of, I see no reason why we shouldn’t be using it to help people grow back what they’ve lost. How feasible that is is still up for debate. Knowing the embryological and intricate signaling that has to happen for a limb to even bud is incredibly complex.
Anonymous asked:why the left ventricle is larger than the right ventricle though both ventricles pump same amount of blood
The left ventricle has a whole lot more pressure to overcome (systemic pressure) pushing the blood into the body. The right lung on the other hand has much less pressure to overcome from the pulmonary circulation in the lungs. Thus, more muscle in the left ventricle is needed, accounting for its bigger size compared to the right. Hope that made sense!