2022 AMI Online Salon

Normal cardiac conduction system (CCS) anatomy and CCS in patients with atrial and ventricular septal defects

Project Details

  • Entrant Name:  Cassio Lynm
  • Client: K2 Medical Ltd 
  • Copyright: Amino Creative, LLC, 2021
  • Medium/software used: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: Printed and online journal publication
  • Primary Audience: Speciality medical readership (cardiology physicians, surgeons, researchers)

Project Description

The first in a series of illustrations for a research article reviewing the anatomy of the heart’s conduction system in the proximity of structural heart disease defects. As a set, the illustrations demonstrate how the anatomy in individuals with certain atrial and ventricular septal defects has clinical significance. Namely, if these individuals undergo percutaneous interventions it can contribute to risk of developing inadvertent conduction disturbances.This illustration examines the course of the conduction system and serves as a lead-in to the discussion of emerging strategies to address complications caused by typical procedures in this population. Considering such complex anatomy, particular attention has been paid to reducing the sense of visual “busy-ness” by a limited color palette and emphasizing key details with consistent color coding and contrast. In addition, multiple views of the same feature/phenomenon—at times, paired with 2D graphical simplifications—help the reader grasp important structural relationships.