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My patient just had a run of ventricular tachycardia (VT) at a rate of 120 beats/min lasting 18 seconds without any symptoms. Does this arrhythmia meet the criteria for nonsustained VT (NSVT) and what is its significance?

Although NSVT is often defined as 3 (sometimes 5) or more consecutive beats arising below the atrioventricular node with a heart rate >100 beats/min lasting <30 s, this definition is not universal. 194 kata lagi

Cardiac Disease


Officialdom will tell you, “Carrie Minnie Johnston died on November 10, 2002 and not November 9th.”  That’s because her death certificate says November 10th.

We mortals cannot assume death.  522 kata lagi

85% of hospital admissions for chest pain are NOT heart attack

by Carolyn Thomas  ♥  @HeartSisters

“I was asleep and my symptoms woke me up. I had several simultaneous symptoms, but the first one seemed to be central chest pain.

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Diagnosing - And Misdiagnosing

Heart Attack! First Aid Quiz

If you’re experiencing “chest pressure” or “chest pain”, aspirin is the BEST form of first aid. But all aspirins are not alike nor are all methods of taking aspirin alike. 649 kata lagi


When a Heart Attack is Silent

My dad had a heart attack.  Big deal, right?  He’s 65, he has Type 2 Diabetes, and he’s retired – so basically, it was time.  Myocardial Infarctions – all the aging men are having them.   1.680 kata lagi

β blockers and mortality after myocardial infarction in patients without heart failure: multicentre prospective cohort study

Objective To assess the association between early and prolonged β blocker treatment and mortality after acute myocardial infarction.

Design Multicentre prospective cohort study.

Setting Nationwide French registry of Acute ST- and non-ST-elevation Myocardial Infarction (FAST-MI) (at 223 centres) at the end of 2005. 214 kata lagi

Cohort Study


Mr. Smith was lifting a heavy piece of furniture when he experienced crushing pain in his chest, began sweating heavily, and was nauseated. His wife drove him to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with a myocardial infarction (MI, also called a heart attack) and given intravenous drugs to dissolve a clot that was obstructing a major coronary artery. 130 kata lagi

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