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1

what is the leading cause of death in the US?

CAD

2

what is the window to get pts to cardiac cath lab?

90 min

3

why would you measure JVP?

suspect right atrial pressure increase

4

what is a symptom of LV heart failure?

SOB, crackles

5

what is a symptom of RV heart failure?

swelling, pitting edema

6

why do you have to palpate pulses?

make sure they have peripheral perfussion

7

what causes a bruit?

trubulence-stenosis or plaque

8

what is a murmur?

turbulence of blood flow through a valve

9

where may an aortic valve murmur radiate to?

carotid artery

10

what is a thrill?

vibration-associated with a murmur (high intensity)

11

what is a lift or heave?

the heart lifts because it is working so hard to try to get blood out
(mitral prolapse)

12

if PMI is more lateral or larger in diameter what could that mean?

left ventricular hypertrophy

13

where is the normal location of the PMI?

4th-5th interspace MCL (midclavicular line)
diameter <2.5 cm (2-3 finger width)
amplitude should be brisk tapping

14

what causes LVH?

increased total peripheral pressure (HTN)

15

if PMI is hard to find what would you do?

turn the pt to the left decubitus position to put the heart against the chest wall

16

if amplitude of PMI is bounding that could mean

it is hypertrophied

17

what could cause RVH?

pulmonary valvular stenosis
increased pulmonary arterial pressure

18

describe location and purpose of aortic area

Right 2nd ICS at SB
listen to aortic valve

19

describe locatino and purpose of pulmonic area

Left 2nd ICS at SB
listen to pulmonic valve

20

describe location and purpose of tricuspid area

Left lower SB (LLSB) at 3rd, 4th, 5th ICS
listen to tricuspid valve, presence of murmurs and abnormal heart sounds

21

describe location and purpose of mitral area

MCL at 5th ICS
listen to mitral valve and presence of abnormal sounds

22

why would you have pt in left lateral decubitus?

accentuate S3, S4 and mitral murmurs

23

why would you have pt in sitting position?

accentuate aortic murmurs

24

when might an S3 be normal?

pregnancy, athletes (volume overloaded)

25

what ocular finding is related to malignant hypertension and end organ damage?

papilledema

26

when does S2 split without pathology?

during inspiration

27

what is wide splitting?

secondary to pulmonary stenosis (delayed closure of the P. valve)-blood travels slower through the valve
splitting persists throughout the respiratory cycle
-would also hear a systolic murmur at the pulmonic listening area

28

what is fixed splitting?

splitting that does not vary with respiration (not as wide as wide splitting)
-right ventricular failure (decrease in pressure)

29

what is reversed (paradoxical) splitting?

appears on expiration only
-left bundle branch block (diminished contraction = decreased pressure which causes aortic valve to close later)

30

what is valvular regurg (insufficiency)?

valve does not fully close and allow blood to flow backward
-only happens when valve is supposed to be closed

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