Ventricular Tachycardia – Classification

Ventricular Tachycardia – Classification Ventricular tachycardia is a common arrhythmia. The manifestations include mild symptoms of palpitation to sudden death. In next few blog posts, we will try to understand the basics of ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation and we will discuss management of these arrhythmias. Definition: Ventricular arrhythmias are defined as arrhythmias that originate below the bifurcation of […]

Primary prevention ICD in Nonischemic cardiomyopathy

There is a recent online first article in NEJM  ( Defibrillator Implantation in Patients with Nonischemic Systolic Heart Failure – DANISH Study). The study is summarized below: Summary: The benefit of an implantable cardioverter–defibrillator (ICD) in patients with symptomatic systolic heart failure caused by coronary artery disease has been well documented. However, the evidence for […]

Cardiology MCQ – 14.05.2016

What is the most probable site of origin of the tachycardia in a patient with structurally normal heart ? 1. Right ventricular outflow tract 2. Mitral annular VT 3. Tricuspid annulus 4. Idiopathic left fascicular VT

Cardiology MCQ 18.5.15

Q. All of the following are effective in the management of reflex syncope except A. Life style modifications like avoiding triggers B. Physical counterpressure maneuvers C. Beta blockers D. Cardiac pacing in patients with cardioinhibitory reflex syncope Explanation: According to ESC guideline 2009, beta blockers are no longer recommended and have been given class III […]

Cardiology MCQ 26.4.15

All of the following statements about Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia/Cardiomyopathy are correct except A. Pathogenic mutations can be identified in 50% of patients B. The clinical presentation is between 2nd to 5th decade of life C. Left dominant arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy most commonly involves apical septal segment of left ventricle D.  Left-dominant disease is more commonly seen in […]

Cardiology MCQ 22.4.15

 CARDIOLOGY MCQ & REVIEW Q. All of the following statements about accessory pathways (AP) are correct except A. Majority of APs conduct both antegradely and retrogradely B. Around 50% of patients with preexcitation have bypass tracts that conduct only antegradely. C. Retrograde only conduction is more common than antegrade only conduction via APs D. In […]

Cardiology MCQ 21.4.15

CARDIOLOGY MCQ & REVIEW Q. All of the following statements about atrial flutter – fibrillation in WPW syndrome are correct except A. Atrial fibrillation can precipitate ventricular fibrillation in patients with accessory pathways B. The incidence of atrial flutter and/or fibrillation appears to be higher in patients with A-V bypass tracts than in the normal […]

Cardiology MCQ 20.4.15

Cardiology MCQ & Review Q. Which of the following drugs is found to be useful in idiopathic ventricular fibrillation ? A. Quinidine B. Bisoprolol C. Verapamil D. Sotalol   Explanation: Idiopathic ventricular fibrillation has a high recurrence rate. The recommended therapy is implantation of implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Currently, recommendations for a specific drug therapy are not […]

Cardiology MCQ 18.4.15

Cardiology MCQ & Review All of the following statements about fascicular reentry ventricular tachycardia are true except A. Fascicular VTs  account for around 10% of idiopathic VTs B. Left posterior fascicular VT is the most common, with a narrow right bundle, left inferior axis QRS morphology. C. Left anterior fascicular VT is less common and has right bundle, […]

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