twisted it around the arch

Italian translation: piegandolo intorno all'arco aortico

09:57 Mar 21, 2019
English to Italian translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical: Cardiology / cateterismo
English term or phrase: twisted it around the arch
Non ho capito di che arco si tratti.....

Dr. Fuchs, the cath lab chief, didn’t
ease the tension any
with his intimidating stare, his patronizing admonishments to
dress like him (blue scrubs, white sneakers only), and his pompous
talk of Henry Green and other obscure novelists. The first
time I scrubbed in with him, Fuchs went rapid-fire
through a
series of instructions on how to operate the baffle, a small-Werner
plastic contraption with an array of stopcocks
attached to fluid-filled
lines that was the nerve center of every
catheterization procedure. My hands shook in a fine tremor as
he ran through the different ways to open and close the stopcocks
to flush the catheter, get rid of bubbles,
inject X-ray-
dye into the coronary arteries, and so on. “Whatever
you do,” he said, tapping on a small white knob, “don’t
you turn this stopcock.” Otherwise, he warned, a dangerous
amount of pressure could build up in the catheter. A
minute later,
he advanced the catheter up the aorta, twisted it
around the arch, and with some fine finger movements inserted
it into the right coronary artery.
Local time: 18:56
Italian translation:piegandolo intorno all'arco aortico
o arco dell'aorta
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Luca Gentili
Local time: 18:56
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4 +1piegandolo intorno all'arco aortico
Luca Gentili



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piegandolo intorno all'arco aortico

o arco dell'aorta

Luca Gentili
Local time: 18:56
Native speaker of: Native in ItalianItalian
PRO pts in category: 8

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