Which is first: HF or HTN?
How to differentiate between: 1. Hypertension causing hypertrophy and eventual heart failure and congestion and 2. congestive heart failure for another reason causing decreased renal blood flow and increased RAAS leading to HTN? I came by a Q in UW (qid: 1532) where they show a patient presenting with CHF and HTN and ask about angiotensin II levels in his pulmonary veins. The answer was increased, because the patient has scenario number 2. What if it was scenario... Which is first: HF or HTN? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 20, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: HighB Source Type: forums

Light's Criteria Calculator
by shilpamary (Posted Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:44 am)Recently, I have checked in https://www.easycalculation.com/medical ... ulator.php calculator about the calculation of light's criteria based on protein and LDH parameters. Also I have studied about light's criteria in biology in which pleural effusion is a type of fluid, built in the space of lungs and chest cavity. The main causes for Pleural effusion are Congestive heart failure, kidney failure, infection, malignancy, pulmonary embolism, hypoalbuminemia, cirrhosis, trauma and so on.Do we have treatment for this type of exudates and will it get cure completely? (Source: Med Student Guide)
Source: Med Student Guide - June 16, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: forums

Light's Criteria Calculator
by shilpamary (Posted Thu Jun 16, 2016 4:44 am)Recently, I have checked in https://www.easycalculation.com/medical ... ulator.php calculator about the calculation of light's criteria based on protein and LDH parameters. Also I have studied about light's criteria in biology in which pleural effusion is a type of fluid, built in the space of lungs and chest cavity. The main causes for Pleural effusion are Congestive heart failure, kidney failure, infection, malignancy, pulmonary embolism, hypoalbuminemia, cirrhosis, trauma and so on.Do we have treatment for this type of exudates and will it get cure completely? (Source: Med Student Guide)
Source: Med Student Guide - June 16, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: forums

What your patient is thinking: "My experience of stressed out staff..."
Growing up with pioneering treatment is the latest What your patient is thinking piece from The BMJ. It is written by Liza Morton who was the world's first 11 day old baby with congestive heart failure to be attached to an external cardiac pacemaker for complete heart block. She was fitted with five early implantable pacemakers  by thoracotomy before age 7, she had surgical repair of her atrial septal defect and her first variable rate pacemaker in her early teens, and four further variable rate pacemakers. She describes her childhood memories of being treated for congenital h...
Source: Doc2Doc BMJ Cardiology - August 24, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Sabreena Source Type: forums

Diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma
62 year old Caucasian woman with a history of  diabetes on oral hypoglycemics,active smoker; hospitalized in the recent past for congestive heart failure came in with pulseless electrical activity(PEA) arrest.Ejection fraction (EF) on recent echo done 1 week prior was 65% with mildinferolateral wall hypokinesis. She is admitted this time with respiratory failure leading to intubation in the field, followed by PEA arrest on arrival in the emergency. Resuscitated after 4-5 minutes of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation-no purposeful movements noted, but patient opens eyes spontaneously.Electrocardiogram after resuscitation a...
Source: Doc2Doc BMJ Cardiology - November 11, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Heartfelt Source Type: forums

Why is there a young woman advantage? Why is it lost?
The answer to this question has been elusive.  The Women’s Health Initiative was supposed to answer these questions but failed to find the advantage.  During my stent as cardiology champion, the notion of fundamental laws of biology and a model of health and disease began to form.  I used these principles to determine the difference between men and women.  The results of this endeavor are now available on line in the article.  Houck, PD. Why is there a young woman advantage? Why is it lost? Applying the laws of biology to men and women.  JCvD 2014. In press. The link is https://urldef...
Source: Doc2Doc BMJ Cardiology - June 22, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Houckster Source Type: forums

Why is there a young woman advantage? Why is it lost?
The answer to this question has been elusive.  The Women’s Health Initiative was supposed to answer these questions but failed to find the advantage.  During my stent as cardiology champion, the notion of fundamental laws of biology and a model of health and disease began to form.  I used these principles to determine the difference between men and women.  The results of this endeavor are now available on line in the article.  Houck, PD. Why is there a young woman advantage? Why is it lost? Applying the laws of biology to men and women.  JCvD 2014. In press. The link is https://urldef...
Source: Doc2Doc BMJ Cardiology - June 22, 2014 Category: Cardiology Authors: Houckster Source Type: forums

Congestive Heart Failure 3D Animation
(Source: Cardiac Forum)
Source: Cardiac Forum - August 31, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: forums

Please - check out journal club for new perspectives on Heart failure
Houck PD. Evolution of heart failure: Crotchety old cardiologist. OA Medical Hypothesis 2013 May 01;1(1):7.Houck PD. Alternative view of congestive heart failure exacerbations: Role of lymphatic function and inflammation. OA Medical Hypothesis 2013 May 01;1(1):6These two articles are available as a provisional PDF file at the following open access website.http://www.oapublishinglondon.com/oa-medical-hypothesis (Source: Doc2Doc BMJ Cardiology)
Source: Doc2Doc BMJ Cardiology - May 14, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Houckster Source Type: forums

ECG in LVH: Quiz 6
This 46 years old woman had been well and without hypertension or knowledge of heart disease until two years before, when she began to develop exertional dyspnoea. Recently, typical congestive heart failure developed. Her blood pressure was found to be 110/70 mm of Hg. Cardiac examination revealed no murmur, but S3 and S4 gallops were present. CXR-PA view showed generalized cardiomegaly and pulmonary congestion. An ECG was recorded and revealed the following- How would you interpret this ECG? (Note that the precordial leads are recorded at half standard)Please click to enlarge the view. (Source: Doc2Doc BMJ Cardiology)
Source: Doc2Doc BMJ Cardiology - February 5, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: Dr. K. Ashutosh Source Type: forums