Revised Jones Criteria for Acute Rheumatic Fever – 2015 guideline

Acute rheumatic fever remains a serious healthcare concern for the majority of the world’s population despite its decline in incidence in Europe and North America. This statement reviews the historic Jones criteria used to diagnose acute rheumatic fever in the context of the current epidemiology of the disease and updates those criteria to also taking into account the […]

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, […]

MCQ 17.04.2015

All of the following statements about ventricular fibrillation are true except 1.Ninety to ninety-five percent of individuals with ventricular fibrillation reveal underlying structural heart disease. 2. No structural heart disease can be identified in 55% to 60% of patients. 3.According to the results of the Cardiac Arrest Survivors With Preserved Ejection Fraction Registry (CASPER) among patients with normal left […]

MCQ 16.04.2015

All of the following arrhythmias are usually seen in structurally normal heart except A. Right ventricular outflow tract ventricular tachycardia B. Fascicular reentry ventricular tachycardia C. Bundle branch reentry ventricular tachycardia D. Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia   Explanation: Bundle branch reentry (BBR) ventricular tachycardia (VT) is a unique, fast (200 to 300 beats/min), monomorphic tachycardia associated with hemodynamic collapse, syncope, and/or […]

One MCQ a day- 15.04.2015

MCQ 15.04.2015 Which of the following statements describes the ECG findings of Intramural septal premature ventricular contractions ? A. RBBB morphology with inferior axis B. RBBB morphology with superior axis C. LBBB morphology with inferior axis D. LBBB morphology with superior axis   Explanation: Intramural septal PVCs arise from the interventricular septum. They have been […]

One MCQ a day- 14.04.2015

Answer to the question on 13.04.2015: Answer : A (Right ventricular outflow tract) Explanation: 12-lead electrocardiographic (ECG) morphology helps in identifying the PVC origin Left bundle branch block morphology with an inferior axis indicates an outflow tract origin of the PVCs, with a late precordial transition (>V3) pointing to an origin in the right ventricular outflow tract, and an […]

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