As basic as cyanotic heart disease is, it is very much easy to forget some of the components. Okay, at least for me and for some other people whom I’ve asked about it.
Before going down to read this post, try to palpate your brain and know if you can reproduce all the components of cyanotic heart disease flawlessly and in a single breath. I guess you couldn’t but if you could, kudos to you for being a boss. Anyways, I would like to put up a mnemonic that would help us remember the components of cyanotic heart disease with great ease and I hope it would stick with us forever.
Components of CHD until today by God’s grace are just five and we can use our five fingers ✋ to remember them. Now let’s go👉.
1. Truncus Arteriosus: We can remember this by raising our thumb on a fisted hand like when saying ‘Good job’ 👍
2. Transposition of great vessels: We can recall this by transposing our thumb over our index finger or much easier, transposing your index finger over the middle finger like: