The mitral valve sits between the upper and lower chambers on the left side of the heart. Its two small flaps play a key role: making sure that each contraction of the heart pumps oxygenated blood out of the body, instead of backward into one of the upper chambers (the left atrium) of the heart. Although mitral valve prolapse has been with the human race for thousands of years, it was only discovered about 50 years ago.
This inexpensive multitouch iBook from Harvard Health Publications explains mitral valve prolapse, and currently runs on the Apple iPhone and the iPad. The book explains not only with words but also with 3D objects that you can move and play with, videos with a voice describing what is happening, interactive tools, and a voice that tells you how certain medical terms are pronounced. The iBook was created in collaboration with Orca Health, Inc. By employing the power of the iPhone and iPad, this iBook explains things in ways that words alone cannot do. Take a look.
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Paperback: 43 pages
Publisher: Harvard Health Publications (August 26, 2013)
Size: 151 MB
Seller: Orca Health Inc.
Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iPad with iBooks 3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.