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Crash Course Cardiology by Antonia Churchhouse BMedSci(Hons) MRCP, Julian O. M.

By Antonia Churchhouse BMedSci(Hons) MRCP, Julian O. M. Ormerod MA PhD MRCP

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Cardiology is a crucial and dynamic uniqueness that mixes bedside background taking and medical exam with a large variety of investigations and interventions. The forte is continually evolving and advances in diagnostics, applied sciences and therapeutics are mirrored during this revised variation. according to the remainder of the sequence, the fabric is modern, the content material obtainable and the insurance comprehensive.

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Because of this phenomenon, resting and exercise images are obtained on two different days with an injection of 99mT-sestamibi for each day. • Thallium-201 is also taken up by the myocardium only in perfused areas. e. it is extruded by one cell and taken up by another). This redistribution allows for early and late images to be taken after exercise using only a single injection. The image early after exercise (or drug stimulation) shows any areas of reduced uptake and the second image a few hours later will show whether these areas have normal uptake, suggesting the presence of reversible ischaemia.

SHx Married with 2 children (family fit and well) Retired accountant Sample medical clerking O/E CVS Looks short of breath at rest. 50C No central or peripheral cyanosis Pulse 80, regular BP 120/80 mmHg JVP - elevated 6cm Ankle oedema to knees Apex not displaced Soft low-pitched mid-diastolic murmer at apex P2 Hs S1 RS: S2 4. Record your initial observations — they are important. ‘Alert and chatty’ or ‘Distressed and looks unwell’ tell you a lot about the patient. 5. Always use diagrams to clarify your examination findings.

Look at each part of the complex-P waves, PR interval, QRS complexes and QRS duration, ST segment When reporting an ECG: • Note the patient’s name and date. • Look at the rate and rhythm. • Comment on P, QRS and T waves (note shape and duration). • Look at the distribution of changes – is it global or regional? Exercise electrocardiography This investigation is important in the management of ischaemic heart disease. In addition it provides prognostic information. B A QRS causes • hypokalaemia • may appear on chest leads of normal ECG cause • hypothermia T P U wave J wave C horizontal ST depression cause • ischaemia upsloping ST depression cause • normal variant downsloping ST depression cause • digoxin Fig.

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