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Monday, January 16th 2006


I went in and scrubbed in for a cardiac surgery today. Apparently the left ventricle is not the most anterior chamber of the heart, as I claimed. Thank the Lord it was after the surgery and to another doctor, not the surgeon(s), but it’s not like it was a slip of the tongue. I was watching them cut into the left side of the patient’s heart and thinking, during the surgery, ‘this is really weird,’ they’re cutting into the LV. Why would you go in to close a VSD through the more muscular ventricle?

This despite the fact that I just went through this in anatomy lab a little over two months ago. It’s not like I misidentified a CA branch…I thought I was looking at the LV because it was on the left side of the patient.

Good job me.