rashaka asked:

Bellarke prompt, canon-adjacent if possible! :) ....: "So what are my obligations as your prospective boyfriend?"
"Fake boyfriend." "Whatever."

hearts and robbers (the one in which they need each other)
after wells dies, clarke seeks solace in pretending
[also in response to anon’s bellarke + fake relationship au]

“she has big ideas and you love her. she has big ideas and when you look at her, it feels like spring is thawing in your ventricular system.”
— trista mateer

Clarke Griffin is the worst idea he’s ever had. 

No, really. Bellamy looks at her, and it’s like sailing right into a storm, like singeing his hand on a stove, then pressing down harder. And the delicious pain of wanting, always wanting. But Bellamy Blake is a fighter, not a lover.

And so they fight.

Clarke has got her fingers on her temples, kneading with her eyes closed. The roar of unruly, unsupervised teenagers is making the ground tremble around their camp, and Bellamy’s got his arms crossed like he can’t be bothered.

“We can’t go on like this, Bellamy,” Clarke sighs. Just seconds ago, they’d had a screaming match at the edge of camp, and a riot had broken out around the drop ship. Flames are shooting up in the sky from down the hill, and Clarke swears they spell out disaster

She shakes her head. “We can’t let them do this.”

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Someone wrote for my kid’s diagnosis “hypoplastic left heart syndrome with severe left ventricular hypoplasia.”

……you don’t say?

Eh here it is I have nothing really special to say for No Shame Day I’m sorry it’s not often I’m at a loss for words. I should probably say, my disability is called Friedreichs Ataxia. It’s a neurological disorder that causes loss of coordination, heart diseases (Left Ventricular Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy being the one i have), as well as weakening of the muscles and chronic fatigue. Usually within 20 years of diagnoses the patient is bound to a wheelchair. If anyone would like to know more about it feel free to message me, or look it up on your own. Also, excuse the wood glue stain on my titty


aaaaa thank you everybody 6_9

i havent really gotten around to posting about this on account of my heart fucking falling apart but like thank you?? everybody?? for everything??

ive had a lot of real lonely birthdays (you know. like you do when you’re a middle school/high school nerd and everybody hates you and all your friends live in other states) and as a result i get real weird and up in my head about it

and like out of nowhere everybody sent me asks and a bunch of people drew super cool shit what the hell?? and it’s dumb but it means a lot to me that people were thinking of me

so i had a p cool birthday. i kinda wish it didn’t include frequent premature ventricular contractions but, you know, that’s life. thank you for making this happen 

Good News!

We went to see the cardiologist today to finally get all the results from Eric’s tests and his heart is in PERFECT condition!

The palpitations are due to premature ventricular contractions but since his heart is healthy and strong, the doctor said it’s not something that will cause harm and we shouldn’t worry.

My Sir definitely needs to lower the amount of coffee he drinks and manage his stress a little better but that’s totally doable :)

God is so good!

Thank you to all you who have kept him in your thoughts and prayers.

Dramatic day...

This afternoon I was messing around with my friends and I suddenly felt a palpitation, (I get them occasionally due to a minor heart issue and they last about 3 mins at most), today it went on for just over an hour and a half which is unusual…
After it calmed down (I had to cancel rehearsal because it made me feel so rough and exhausted) mum took me to the walk in centre and get it checked out. As soon as I said what had happened I was rushed into a room and given an ECG and then sent to wait to see a specialist, he was between sending me to the hospital or giving me beta blockers, but decided it was a bad idea because the heart rate calmed right down and my blood pressure is too low for beta blockers.
It turns out I have super-ventricular tachycardia, and next time it happens I have to go to A&E immediately. I was panicking the whole time that it was caused by anorexia but he said it was unlikely (thank goodness).
Such a dramatic afternoon and I’m so glad to be in bed eating and resting, school work is put on hold because I still feel odd after it.

chilirps asked:


Send “✆” for a morning text.

[text]: Rise and shine, pumpkin pie! This is your morning reminder that you give me premature ventricular contractions.

Send “✉” for a text that wasn’t sent

[text]: I’ve put my heart in your hands and I know I’ve made the right choice this time. I know you’ll keep it safe, keep it in one piece. I know you’ll love me the way I’ve always dreamed of being loved.

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Nursing vs Paramedics

Paramedics: your heart goes lub-dub. If it doesn’t, then something’s wrong, get some shit done.

Nursing: your heart goes lub (S1) and dub (S2), but in this there is also three and four. Such occurs when the atrioventricular (AV) valves close during ventricular systole (S1). After this the pulmonary and aortic valves close and therefore the second, deeper (S2) sound is created.

No sign of heart muscle repair after stem cell injections.

A small study by University of Washington researchers has found no sign that bone-marrow stem-cell injections stimulated repair in the damaged hearts of patients awaiting transplantation. As the patients’ damaged hearts were fitted with a ventricular-assist device, the researchers injected…

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Chronic heart failure (CHF) remains the only cardiovascular disease with an increasing hospitalization burden and an ongoing drain on health care expenditures. The prevalence of CHF increases with advancing life span, with diastolic heart failure predominating in the elderly population. Primary prevention of coronary artery disease and risk factor management via aggressive blood pressure control are central in preventing new occurrences of left ventricular dysfunction. Optimal therapy for CHF involves identification and correction of potentially reversible precipitants, target-dose titration of medical therapy, and management of hospitalizations for decompensation. The etiological phenotype, absolute decrease in left ventricular ejection fraction and a widening of QRS duration on electrocardiography, is commonly used to identify patients at increased risk of progression of heart failure and sudden death who may benefit from prophylactic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator placement with or without cardiac resynchronization therapy. Patients who transition to advanced stages of disease despite optimal traditional medical and device therapy may be candidates for hemodynamically directed approaches such as a left ventricular assist device; in selected cases, listing for cardiac transplant may be warranted.

anonymous asked:

I said over-exercising. Being overweight (muscle or fat) is still overweight, and causes blood pressure to rise dangerously; in the average gym goer this is fine as exercise strengthens the heart and more than offsets this disadvantage, BUT when overexercising, the ventricular heart muscles can become too large and limit the blood which can enter, and then be pumped from the ventricles. Not only does this interrupt the cardiac cycle, causing blood to be forced onto the atrioventricular valves...


Ventricular Contraction No More

Currently 12:20 AM as I am typing this probably quarter to one or 1 AM when I finish.. it wasn’t part of my plan but suddenly it’s in the wee hours of the night that I have thoughts building up in my head and I just have to let it out.. 

I know what you’re thinking.. “What kind of scientific monstrosity is this?” But the truth is, this post is anything but scientific. You see, a friend of mine told me that the scientific term for Ventricular Contraction is that moment when your heart skips a beat.. LITERALLY. 

I just want to ask you though.. have you ever experienced Ventricular Contractions before? If you haven’t then….. well…. uhm… i don’t know what to say… I hope you experience one soon because you’re missing half of your life if you haven’t tried that sensation in your blood pumping muscle located at the center of your chest. If you have though, then I’m pretty sure you can relate to me on this one.

I think I’m right when I say that almost all of us have experienced having a crush. You know, that person that gives you butterflies. The one whose touch electrifies every inch of your body. The one who gives you goose bumps as he/she says “hi”. The one who makes your heart beat like a drum line. 

I’ve had this crush on someone before and believe me when I say that it is not easy getting over a crush especially when you get to see him/her everyday. It’s not something that happens at the blink of an eye and is a gradual process that starts from misery until you persevere through it in the end with glee. 

Today, I proved to myself that once all of those infatuating feelings are gone you will feel as light as ever upon seeing that person. The awkward sensation that your body feels in that person’s presence has finally disappeared and now you’re ready to become friends again. It just takes time to realize that maybe it’s not yet the right time. And besides if you really are meant for each other.. you’ll definitely be together in the future.. it just needs a little bit of patience because nothing good every comes easy and all you have to do is just WAIT.

I’ll just patiently wait for that right moment with the right person.. :) 
In the meantime, I’ll just enjoy Ventricular Contractions no more and cherish this new blossoming friendship that is about to bloom in the future.. :)

Imma stop talkin’ now…


ohsnapitzsami13 asked:

These are quite science-y and I apologize for that You give me premature ventricular contractions Your chromosomes have combined beautifully Are you made our of oxygen and neon? Because you're the ONe for me Are you less than 90° because you're acute

Oh my god. I’m not sure how to respond tbh, I’m over whelmed in a good way.

This is for the bad pickup lines I assume, good work!

I’m laughing so hard rn, thanks!



Transplant Type - Heart/Kidney

In 2010, Eugene was diagnosed with congestive heart failure after years of battling diabetes. Two years later, he suffered a major heart attack and was air lifted to Houston Methodist Hospital for lifesaving surgery, during which, a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) was implanted to keep his heart functioning. Now, doctors say a heart/kidney transplant is essential to his survival.

During such a challenging time, Eugene is thankful for the love and support of his wife, Carol, and their two children and three granddaughters. He looks forward to a transplant that would allow him to live without being attached to a machine, and he would love to be able to go fishing, take his granddaughters shopping and take a long drive somewhere. More than anything, he dreams of independence, energy and living a long, healthy life with his loved ones. But right now, he needs your help.

Eugene and his family are fundraising for LVAD and transplant-related medical expenses, travel expenses to and from Houston, follow-up appointments and doctors’ appointments for LVAD maintenance, and the possibility of a heart/kidney transplant. The average transplant of this kind costs more than $1 million, and while insurance will cover the cost of the surgery itself, the family still expects further medical expenses related to the transplant.

They’re currently waiting for Eugene’s name to be added to the transplant waiting list, and once his name is added, the wait for a donor match will begin. When he receives his transplant, he and Carol must temporarily relocate to Houston for six months to a year, incurring substantial expenses for travel, food and lodging.

You can help by making a tax-deductible donation to NFT in honor of Eugene. If you’d prefer to send your gift by mail, please send it to the NFT Texas Transplant Fund, 5350 Poplar Avenue, Suite 430, Memphis, TN 38119. Please be sure to write “in honor of Eugene Floyd, Sr.” on the memo line.

Thank you for your generosity!
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