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Default Valvular Problems section in Kaplan Physiology

Dr. Kurdath is making all these Ventricular-Pressure Tracings, for the Murmurs. I have a pretty good understanding of Murmurs in FA. But never really applied them to these tracings before.

Is it really necessary to understand these tracings for some of the questions? Is this simply Kaplan being nit picky? Or is it worthwhile to go through them all?
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Yup ... Shud know everything even jvp tracing correlation with volume-flow loops ... Conceptual questions based on these tracings as well as direct questions i.e where does s3 occur etc can come and are very scoring
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Yup ... Shud know everything even jvp tracing correlation with volume-flow loops ... Conceptual questions based on these tracings as well as direct questions i.e where does s3 occur etc can come and are very scoring
it's strange, because i can understsand them all conceptually (when i use logic), but when i see it on a tracing, or in numbers, i'm all over the place. (as in, i have to take a second to think about it).

same goes with the PV loops, and any pathophys associated with it. conceptually, i have no problem thinking about it.

but i think to speed things up, i just have to use kudraths methods of simply memorizing kudraths algorithms for that section, so much quicker.
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it's strange, because i can understsand them all conceptually (when i use logic), but when i see it on a tracing, or in numbers, i'm all over the place. (as in, i have to take a second to think about it).

same goes with the PV loops, and any pathophys associated with it. conceptually, i have no problem thinking about it.

but i think to speed things up, i just have to use kudraths methods of simply memorizing kudraths algorithms for that section, so much quicker.
One thing ive learnt is never memorise things like pv loop... When the question pops up u will get confused and probably screw up the question... If you are talking about valvular lesion vs the aortic, ventricular and atrial pressure look up the internet cause i learnt it from some phd guy who had amazing tracings and explaination ... For the pv loops wait till u reach uworld they have good explainations... Also i have this figure where with pv loop we also have complaince and contractilty curves ... Its handmade but if u want i can send you a pic... It works for all hemodynamic changes and valvular lesions
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