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Flashcards in Cardio Interviews Deck (7)
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1

How might the quality of palpitations be described?

Forceful

Flutter

2

How can you assess the quality of the palpitations?

Ask the patient to tap the rhythm of the palpitations

3

What are some associated features of palpitations?

Shortness of breath

Chest pain

Fatigue

Dizziness 

Blackouts

 

4

In which type of syncope are the protective reflexes preserved?

Vasovagal

5

In which type of syncope is a prodrome more likely to be present?

Vasovagal

6

Does lying flat help relieve vasovagal or cardiac syncopes?

Vasovagal

7

What are some possible precipitating factors of vasovagal syncope?

Fasting

Pain

Emotional events

Prolonged standing