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  1. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    Hey guys I need a good source for cardiac arrythmias cuz I suck in it .. where could I read them from? I feel that MTB is lacking too much and I'm getting all the arrythmia questions wrong in Uworld.. help please!
  2. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    Hypokalemia is a risk factor for Torsade de pointes , where as hyperkalemia is not ! Has anyone come across the CONCEPT behind these electrolyte changes causing this type of arrythmia ?? Memorizing them simply just doesn't work :toosad:
  3. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    is it sinus tachycardia or diffuse st-t wave changes?
  4. General Topics Forum
    Hey guys, let's make a poll for the best EKG book available, which is good for learning the basics needed for all MD's
  5. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    Like LBBB RBBB Etc or do we need to do it ourselves cause it's not covered in Kaplan LN Thanks
  6. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    Treatment of a fib recap: -unstable or more than 48 hrs: Synchronized cardioversion -stable or less than 48 hrs: Rhythm and rate control with b-blockers, CCB, digoxin Anticoagulation (based on CHADS2) with aspirin or warfarin Something feels funny about a fib management. I never get the...
  7. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    How do you differentiate between a paroxysmal supra ventricular tachycardia and an a. fib?
  8. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    Hello everyone, So I was solving a uworld question on CVS patholgy and this is what I came across: UW says: Transmural infraction is in anterolateral left ventricle as ECG changes in Anterior wall(V1-V3) and Lateral(I,aVL). FA says what is mentioned above about anterior and lateral wall but...
  9. USMLE Step 3 Forum
    I frequently get this question wrong and the explanation in MTB is not comprehensive. Someone please correct me if im wrong but heres what i know: The diagnosis is usually straightforward and is based on characteristic EKG findings. Determining the site of the block is important to determine...
  10. USMLE Links & Free Ads
    Hey , guys , does anybody have idea about this recently released ECG book ? :)Happy-2 I Am having really hard time with this ecg. i seen preview and it's awesome . thinking to buy book in couple of weeks , but , if anybody bought it , please let me know , how it is . available on amazon for...
  11. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    Hi friends, I recently read from FA that ECG is the gold standard in diagnosing MI...but a while ago i had read it is z Troponin I which is the gold standard. how do you guys buy these conflicting ideas?? thanks in advance
  12. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    Hi How QT prolongation can cause Tosades de Points? Thanks
  13. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    would we get any ECG Q for step 1 , or is it for step 2 ??
  14. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    how to prepare for ecg for step 2 ck? do i need to go into all the details for ecg or just see some typical patterns?
  15. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    a 30 year old male on road traffic accident now presents to the ER with the SOB. He is evaluated by the paramedics they only do pain management and forgot to push iv fluid. In the ER HE IS PLACED on mechanical ventilation. YOU noticed his FeNa to be less than 1% and BUN/CR>20/1. ON EKG he has ST...
  16. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    What exactly is the difference between Wolf Parkinson White WPW and Atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia AVRT? They both use an accessory pathway. They both can be anterograde or retrograde. I have always been confused by this. Any help differentiating the two?
  17. 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:
  18. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    Not really understandable how ECG show in Patient with WPW. Especially how comes 'widened QRS'....... Could anyone help me??:o
  19. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    Can someone straight this out for me? The definition of Torsades de Pointes (TdP), and managment, is contradictory. Some references say its a tachycardia, others say its a bradyarrythmia. All references say that prolonged QT (iatrogenic or genetic) predispose to development of Torsades, and...
  20. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    62-year-old male loses consciousness in the street, and resuscitative efforts are undertaken. In the emergency room an electrocardiogram is obtained, part of which is shown below. Which of the following disorders could account for this man's presentation? Click image to enlarge A. Hypokalemia...
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