APPROACH TO SYNCOPE

APPROACH TO SYNCOPE History taking in cardiology cont. Syncope has been defined by the European society of cardiology as “A transient loss of consciousness due to transient global cerebral hypoperfusion characterized by rapid onset, short duration, and spontaneous recovery.” Syncope is a common problem, it causes significant agony and apprehension and may result in serious […]

APPROACH TO PALPITATION

APPROACH TO PALPITATION History taking in cardiology contd… Palpitation is a common symptom in cardiac patients as well as in patients with a variety of other diseases, sometimes even without diseases. History taking represents a major part of evaluation of patients with palpitation as most patients by the time they visit a physician have no […]

Approach to chest pain

History taking in cardiology cont.. Chest pain is a common symptom of a variety of diseases. Developing a clear and thorough approach to chest pain is immensely important for your day to day practice and also for students for their assessments and exams. The spectrum of diseases producing chest pain range from innocuous conditions like […]

Approach to Dyspnea

History taking in Cardiology Contd…. Continuing our discussion on history taking in cardiology today we will form an approach to dyspnoea. What is Dyspnea? A consensus statement of the American Thoracic Society defined dyspnea in the following way1: “Dyspnea is a term used to characterize a subjective experience of breathing discomfort that is comprised of […]

History taking in Cardiology

History taking in any branch of medicine is the single most important exercise. Most clinical books open with the idea of history taking. In the initial part of medical training students sometimes fail to understand the importance of history taking. But as we go higher in our training we understand the importance of history gradually. […]

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