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Biomedical Sciences - PRINCIPLES OF DISEASE





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Week 7

Lecture outline

The vascular topics are concluded with descriptions of the pathological processes of thrombosis, embolism, infarction, hypertension and heart failure. These are very common events that need to be understood.

Heart failure 1

Created by Prof. Mike Dixon

Male age 68

Tissue: Lung

The patient was admitted 5 hours after the onset of central chest pain and breathlessness. He was found to have had a myocardial infarction and was in acute left ventricular failure (LVF). He responded intially to cardiac support but 4 days later his condition suddenly deteriorated and he died shortly afterwards.

The pathologist is squeezing the cut surface of a lung. Note the presence of frothy fluid issuing from the tissue.


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