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  1. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    MTB says No? But step 1 said yes???
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    1. If CT angiogram cannot be done in a patient of suspected pulmonary embolism then the next step would be Doppler of leg or V/Q scanning?? 2. If aortic dissection is present, control BP then x ray after that ct scan or echo??
  3. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    Anyone can please help me over these points: 1) Do not do angiography if reversible signs of ischemia are absent? Mean we will not do it after MI? 2) ST segment depression in V1 and V2 means posterior wall MI........It is Non ST segment elevation MI. :confused:
  4. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    Carotid sinus massage not recommended now ? :confused:
  5. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    MTB 2 says: Most accurate test is angiogram page # 103. UW says : Most accurate test is echocardiogram question ID 3956 :notsure::notsure:
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    What is best initial test for pulmonary edema ? Is it X-ray ??:confused:
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    A 63-year-old woman presents with a 2-week history of malaise, fatigue, fever, and rash. Physical examination reveals a temperature of 38.4°C (101.1°F), grouped petechiae over the distal extremities, and cardiac murmur. Transesophageal echocardiography reveals valvular vegetations and blood...
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    in risk factors for IHD in KAPLAN its written cardiovascular events risk increases with bp over 110/75 . but its normal bp! how? and we are supposed to consider patients with bp over 110/75 as risk factor?
  9. USMLE Step 3 Forum
    interesting question: a 63 y/o Female comes with substernal chest pain of 1 hour duration. She is a K/C/O Afib and is currently on aspirin Prophylaxis for the same. Her EKG shows suspicious T wave inversions in leads II III AvF. She is started on Heparin, Beta Blockers, Aspirin, Clopidogrel...
  10. USMLE Step 3 Forum
    Hey guys, Can we brainstorm a few causes of loud S1. The ones that I can think of are: - Mitral Stenosis - Wolf Parkinson White WPW syndrome - CHB - Atrial Fibrillation Any more that come to ur mind?
  11. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    hello guys..... USMLE World Q ID 4928........the guy has four risk factors for CAD---- age ,HTN, h/o premature CAD in his dad and smoking history in the explanation, the Framingham risk score was calculated to be 17....:confused::confused:...how did they get the no 17...???? and accrdngly ha...
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    about post MI resumption of sexual activity, mtb 3 says it can be resumed immediately but UW step 3 says only after 4-6 weeks. which one is true?
  13. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    what are recommendations for sex after MI ? MTB-2 and 3 differ :confused:
  14. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    A 12-year-old African American Male is found to have a,murmUr during routine sports Physical. He has 'a family history of sudden death at a young age it is a harsh crescendo-decrescendo murmur that begins after S1 and is best heard at the left lower sternal border. Valsalva maneuver intensifies...
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    is PAHTN cause of this ? it was mentioned in q and ans was PAHTN ! any thoughts ? i was knowing ASD and VSD only...
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    if there is no sinus tachycardia, does it rules out PE as option ? xpaezx \ novo ...help !
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    Is it restrictive cardiomyopathy or cardiac conduction blocks ? its imp q...please share
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    60 yo, s/p AMI, EF 25%, is coming to the ER, with decreased saturation, pulmonary edema, needs ventilation. BP 190/90, HR 130 (sinus tachy). what would you do? a. Shock b. Amioderan IV c. Verapamil IV d. Digoxin IV e. Nytroglycin Can someone explain it to me? Thanks
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    A 60-year-old man with a history of congestive heart failure (CHF) presents to his physician with an 8-month history of exertional fatigue and excessive daytime sleepiness. His wife has told him that he has episodes of choking in his sleep. He has been taking enalapril, metoprolol, and...
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