A reference for understanding pacemaker identification codes.
“Longer, longer, longer, DROP– now you have a Wenckebach”
“If the R is far from the P, then you have a first degree.”
ABGs provide valuable information for assessing and managing a patient’s respiratory and metabolic acid-base balance.
Generally, the amplitude of the T wave goes up and down, proportional to the K+ level. The QT interval generally lengthens and shortens opposite to Ca2+ levels.
“A heart murmur is a swooshing sound that occurs with turbulent blood flow in the heart or great vessels.”
There are four traditional valve areas noted- these are not the actual anatomical locations of the valves, but where they are heard the best.
Syndrome is a condition where an accessory (extra) electrical pathway exists between the atrium and the ventricles that bypasses the AV node.”
The pericardium is a double-walled sac enclosing the heart. The parietal pericardium (outer wall) has a tough, superficial fibrous layer … More
AFib is seen in 25%-30% of patients after cardiac surgery making it the most common arrhythmia observed following open heart surgery