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!
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:
Treatment of a fib recap:
-unstable or more than 48 hrs:
-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...
So I was solving a uworld question on CVS patholgy and this is what I came across:
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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?
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.
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...
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?
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