HELP! Know Any Tricks to Remember Cardiac Blood Flow?

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    I have a big cardiac exam coming up and even though most of the anatomy is review, I'm still having a hard time remembering blood flow through the heart and various structures. Any one have any nifty tricks for this or sayings?
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    the st. joesph's baby ASA commercial?
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    Quote from hangnon
    I have a big cardiac exam coming up and even though most of the anatomy is review, I'm still having a hard time remembering blood flow through the heart and various structures. Any one have any nifty tricks for this or sayings?


    Dont know if this is close but it at least helps me remeber the valves... Ape to Man..... Aortic, Pulmonic, Erb's point, Tricuspid, Mitral!
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    How funny, I just had an exam on the heart, arteries and veins this morning!

    I remembered the tricuspid v. bicuspid by telling myself - TRIcuspid is on the RIGHT side ~ same side as the lung that has three lobes... BIcuspid is on the same side of the lung that has two lobes.

    I don't know what all you are responsible for knowing ~ my test was on everything from the Circle of Willis to the trabeculae carneae and everything in between... If yours is in detail like that your best bet is to just start DRAWING it out.. i know its corny, but even if you're terrible at it - heck draw a heart shaped heart! Label the heck out of it. That helps me a LOT.

    I agree with Rena, that commercial is great to know the blood flow! They've actually got the commercial at their site http://www.stjosephaspirin.com

    I went to look that up to see if there was a place to download it.. did you know that it was originally on Happy Days? (Yes that old TV show!!) You can download the whole song from here: http://www.sitcomsonline.com/happydays.html

    Hope this helps! Best of luck to you!
    ~*~kendra~*~
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    Quote from Rena RN 2003
    the st. joesph's baby ASA commercial?

    lol! I was seriously going to suggest that! it really is pretty catchy and accurate!

    Good luck on your test!

    A
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    I used to have problems remembering if the tricuspid valve came before the bicuspid. Somebody in my class said, "Always try before you buy..." so that helped me remember.
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    Quote from hangnon
    i have a big cardiac exam coming up and even though most of the anatomy is review, i'm still having a hard time remembering blood flow through the heart and various structures. any one have any nifty tricks for this or sayings?
    my hint is this: the vessels and the chambers are related in the following way:
    the as go with the vs and vs go with the as.

    what does this mean you ask?

    well, veins always enter the atria (or go toward the atria)

    and

    arteries always arise from ventricles.

    my apologies if this is too simplistic...

    nursefirst

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    My EMT class came up with TP My Axx (you get the idea) to remember the flow of blood through the valves: Tricuspid, pulmonary (to lungs) Mitral, Aortic (to body)
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    Quote from loriann
    I used to have problems remembering if the tricuspid valve came before the bicuspid. Somebody in my class said, "Always try before you buy..." so that helped me remember.
    I remembered this way:
    Tricuspid comes before bicuspid just like learning to ride a tricycle before bicycle!
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    I'm going to have that stupid "pump pump pump" song from the St. John's commercial in my head ALL DAY!!! :chuckle -A


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