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 […]

The unheard-of symptom – Bendopnea

Characterization of a Novel Symptom of Advanced Heart Failure: Bendopnea JCHF. 2014;2(1):24-31. doi:10.1016/j.jchf.2013.07.009 Objectives:  This study sought to examine the frequency and hemodynamic correlates of shortness of breath when bending forward, a symptom that has been named by the newly coined term “bendopnea.” Background:  Many heart failure patients describe bendopnea such as when putting on their shoes. This […]

Symptoms of heart attack

Heart attack is a dreaded event for anyone. Ever thought how you can know that you are having a heart attack. The fact is an early recognition of attack results in early treatment. This in turn leads to less suffering and risk of death. What are the symptoms? Heart attack can present in different ways. […]

Palpitation

What is palpitations?  Why it’s important? Palpitation is the abnormal awareness of one’s own heartbeat. Normally you are not aware of your heart beat, the heart just goes on beating in the background sustains our lives. When you become aware of your heart beats its palpitation. Of course you can always feel the heart beats […]

Chest Pain

CHEST PAIN to HEART ATTACK not too far  Its alarming to have a chest pain. It bothers us too often, that we sometimes tend to ignore it. So today I decided to tell a few things in brief about chest pain that everybody should know. This post is intended for general health information and not for […]

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