Congestive Heart Failure Mnemonic

  What is congestive heart failure (CHF)? Heart failure describes the inability or failure of the heart to adequately meet the needs of organs and tissues for oxygen and nutrients. This decrease in cardiac output, the amount of blood that the heart pumps, is not adequate to circulate the blood returning to the heart from the body and lungs, causing […]

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High Blood Pressure – Pathophysiology

  Definition High blood pressure is a common condition in which the force of the blood against your artery walls is high enough that it may eventually cause health problems, such as heart disease. Blood pressure is determined by the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your arteries. The more blood […]

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Acute Coronary Syndrome and Heart Attack – Pathophysiology

Acute Coronary Syndrome and Heart Attack Definition By Mayo Clinic Staff Acute coronary syndrome is a term used for any condition brought on by sudden, reduced blood flow to the heart. Acute coronary syndrome symptoms may include the type of chest pressure that you feel during a heart attack, or pressure in your chest while you’re at rest or doing […]

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Cardiac – Catheter Ablation – Pathophysiology

  Cardiac – Catheter Ablation – Pathophysiology   This is a great and quick video animation to explain Cardiac Ablation. Cardiac ablation is a procedure that can correct heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias). Ablation usually uses long, flexible tubes (catheters) inserted through a vein in your groin and threaded to your heart to correct structural problems in your heart that cause […]

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EKG Rhythm Quiz

EKG Rhythm Quiz This is a nice 13 min video quiz with explanations.  A nice refresher.  All blocks are covered. A rhythm that I would like to include a strip of is Asystole.     So review and good luck.

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MONA treatment of Chest Pain /AMI (Acute Myocardial Infarction)

The treatment for chest pain and AMI.  This does not show the order of treatment. It is just a quick mnemonic on the basic treatment. Remember that if the patient is having a right sided MI, the treatment will differ. In this case, we will avoid vasodilators such as Morphine, diuretics and Nitroglycerin as these may cause parasympathetic stimulation.

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