One MCQ a day – 11.04.2015

Answer to the question on 10.04.2015 Answer: B Accessory pathways are anomalous bypass tracts composed of working myocardial cells. Most APs insert along the mitral or tricuspid valve and are referred to as AV accessory pathways. Approximately 60% of APs insert along the mitral valve and are referred to as left free-wall pathways. About 25% insert along the septal aspect of […]

Simplest approach to reading the ECG. Part-1

APPROACH TO READING THE ECG ECG or EKG (the electrocardiogram) has retained its role as the first and foremost investigations for many cardiovascular diseases. ECG is absolutely mandatory for diagnosis of heart rhythm and for myocardial ischemia. It has a prominent role in the diagnosis and management planning of a variety of cardiac diseases starting […]

APPOSITION IV : Trial

STENTYS SELF APPOSITION SES: It is a self-expandable sirolimus-eluting coronary stent system, similar in concept to other self-expanding systems. Watch the video: Stentys self-apposition SES APPOSITION IV trial: –Patients – 152 patients presenting with STEMI. –Design: Patients were randomized to Stentys self-apposing SES (Stentys, Paris, France; n = 90)   vs Resolute zotarolimus-eluting stent (ZES; Medtronic, […]

Genetic mutation in Metabolic Syndrome

A Form of the Metabolic Syndrome Associated with Mutations in DYRK1B — NEJM.   A founder mutation was identified in DYRK1B, substituting cysteine for arginine at position 102 in the highly conserved kinase-like domain. The mutation precisely cosegregated with the clinical syndrome. Functional characterization of the disease gene revealed that nonmutant protein encoded by DYRK1B inhibits […]

Colchicine in Stable Chronic Heart Failure

Heart failure is associated with activation of inflammatory cascades. this trial examines the effects of usig colchicine in Hf. American College of Cardiology Foundation | JACC: Heart Failure | Anti-Inflammatory Treatment With Colchicine in Stable Chronic Heart FailureA Prospective, Randomized Study.

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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