Endocarditis is the infection that affects the heart valves or any structure within it (valve prostheses, pacemaker cables …
Dr. Ritwick Raj Bhuyan
Dr. Ritwick Raj Bhuyan is a Cardiothoracic & Vascular surgeon with more than 20 years of working experience in high volume cardiothoracic centers in India and Australia. He has been associated with nearly 30,000 open heart procedures and independently performed about 12,000 complex open-heart procedures.
💝This question comes up from time to time, sometimes in the midst of a serious discussion but more often than not as part of a lighthearted conversation.
💝It often gets disputed when cardiologists and neurologists get together! In fact, I remember wondering about it as a child watching the Wizard of Oz!
💝Certainly, the brain is much more complicated than the heart. In fact, the brain is simply an amazing organ. To say that we have barely scratched the surface of our understanding of the brain is an understatement.
💝Even with the incredible advancements in research over the last 50 years, we still have a very limited understanding of the brain and its workings. I never cease to be amazed at the ability of the brain to control functions that we take for granted, things as simple as walking and movement.
💝The heart on the other hand is a much simpler organ. Its complexity pretty much pales in comparison to the brain. It has one very straightforward job to do, and that is to pump blood. Nevertheless, the heart is pretty amazing in its own special way. In fact,
💝I never cease to be amazed every time I look at a beating heart. To think we have an organ inside that never stops pumping never takes a break and can continue on for 80 or even 100 years in some cases is truly amazing.
💝When you get down to the question of which is more important, obviously they both are. In fact, I think it's probably a useless argument to try to rank one above the other. In fact, it may be useless to try to rank any organ in the body above another - we need them all!