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What drug for termination of SVTs, specifically break reentrant rhythm in AV nodal reentrant tach or orthodromic reciprocating tach?

Adenosine- transiently blocks AV nodal conduction

2

TX of asymptomatic wide complex tachycardia in pt w/ CAD or cardiomyopathy?

assume Vtach. anti-arrhythmic- amiodarone, procainamide, sotalol

3

Regularly irregular saw-tooth pattern on EKG?

flutter! rate ~300, regularly irregular

4

Symptomatic PVCs?

beta-blockers

5

What population does not benefit from implanted defib after cardiac arrest?

those with have it within first 48 hrs of transmural acute MI

6

Ascultatory features of mitral valve prolapse?

midsystolic click followed by late systolic murmur

7

What murmur is the only murmur that increases in intensity with the Valsalva (decreases preload)?

murmur of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

8

Example of something that causes restrictive cardiomyopathy?

cardiac amyloidosis

9

How to tell diff b/w restrictive cardiomyopathy and constrictive pericarditis?

pericard- LVH and ventricular interdependence (as evidenced by to-and-fro diastolic motion of ventricular septum.

10

How to calculate mean arterial pressure?

[ (2 x diastolic) + systolic ] divided by 3