Following on in the series for the drawMD app, we were commissioned to create the medical illustrations for cardiac and stroke anatomy.
Cardiac and stroke are difficult and complicated conditions. The use of the app was to act as visual aids in doctor to patient conversations as a technique for helping patients understand conditions and procedures, reduce stress, and improve likelihood of treatment compliance.
The medical illustrations needed to show cerebral aneurysms, stroke, cardiomyopathy, clipping, vessels, hemorrhagic stroke, such as ACA, PCA, MCA. The structure of the brain is such that left hemisphere controls the majority of functions on the right side of the body, while the right hemisphere controls most of functions on the left side of the body. The crossing of nerve fibers takes place in the brain stem. Thus, injury to the left cerebral hemisphere produces sensory and motor deficits on the right side, and vice versa. It was vital we understood the anatomy in order to be able to illustrate stroke and its effects accurately.
We were commissioned by drawMD over a three year period producing anatomical medical illustrations for a range of their apps, Joanna was a featured medical artist and we enjoyed a long and collaborative relationship.