What Cardiovascular Disease Processes May Not Be Readily Apparent On The Chest X-Ray?

Acute myocardial infarction without congestive heart failure.

Coronary artery disease

Systemic hypertension (radiographic signs appear late)

Pulmonary hypertension (until advanced)

Intracardiac shunts with shunt ratio 1.5-2 to 1

Mild valvular disease

Pericardial effusion (unless large)

Aortic dissection.

Remember that a normal (or normal for age‚) x-ray does not mean that the patient is normal!

Another very important concept that is also common to Yogacara philosophy and ro Buddhist tantra is the emphasis on the enlightened nature of every human being. Both the Yogacara and tantric schools emphasize the fact that every single human being is fundamentally enlightened. Ignorance and confusion are totally incidental to that fundamental awakened state; they are not at all intrinsic to human nature. Human nature is held to be totally enlightened and sane, and no amount of negativity or emotional instability, whatever it may be, can corrupt that basic intrinsic intelligence or basic wisdom that basic enlightened nature.

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