This book presents 125 actual cardiology cases in the unique Pearls format. Each case is presented by a brief clinical description, followed by a physical examination, laboratory findings, and a radiograph. The reader is then asked to formulate a diagnosis and/or a treatment plan. The next page reveals the diagnosis, provides a clear discussion, distills three or four pearls of practice from each case, and presents several key references.
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CONTENTS Patient Page 35 A 72yearold woman on quinidine with presyncopal episodes
A 60yearold man with an acute inferior myocardial infarction and pulmonary edema
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abnormalities acute myocardial infarction aneurysms angina antiarrhythmic anticoagulation aorta aortic insufficiency aortic stenosis aortic valve arrhythmias atrial fibrillation atrium blockers blood pressure bundle branch block cardiac output cardiomyopathy catheter catheterization cause chest pain Chest radiograph chronic Clinical Pearls congestive heart failure coronary artery disease coronary disease diagnosis diastolic digitalis digoxin drugs dyspnea echocardiogram echocardiography ejection fraction electrocardiogram elevation embolism endocarditis Engl episodes heart disease heparin hypokalemia II/VI increased ischemia JAm Coll Cardiol jugular Laboratory Findings leads left bundle branch left ventricular lesions mg/dl mitral regurgitation mitral stenosis mitral valve mmHg murmur myocardial infarction node normal occurs pericardial Physical Examination present patient produce pulmonary hypertension pulse PVBs Q waves QRS complex QT interval right ventricular risk factors rupture septal defect sinus rhythm stress test studies surgery symptoms syncope syndrome systolic tamponade thallium therapy thrombolytic tients tion tricular tricuspid usually valve replacement vascular venous ventricular hypertrophy Vital signs warfarin