Symptoms of Unknown Origin – The Prevalence of False Diagnosis of Disease
This study only raises the question, “How common is the error of assigning a false diagnosis of a disease?” The literature is surprisingly silent on the prevalence of false diagnoses. I can find only one dated study of the prevalence of false diagnoses in a population. In 1967, Berman and Stamm studied over 100 children in the Seattle school system that carried a diagnosis of heart disease. (2.) Rounding off the figures, only 20 percent were found to have heart disease on careful study. Eighty percent did not have heart disease. The most telling finding was the presence of severe psychological and physical disa...
Source: The Health Care Blog - September 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Irvine Tags: THCB Source Type: blogs

Emergency cardiology consult for Acute abdomen !
The other day my fellow got a call  from surgical ward for emergency ECG opinion for a  suspected Inferior MI .It later turned out to be an acute cholecystitis. One of the important  anatomical mis-perception  among physicians ,  is to consider  inferior, posterior  and diaphragmatic surface  of heart  as separate entities .They are all  closely linked.In fact, they  more often  mean  the same  anatomical zones ! Heart is a dynamic suspended organ within the middle mediastinum .It  can assume a vertical or horizontal position due to number of surro...
Source: Dr.S.Venkatesan MD - July 18, 2013 Category: Cardiology Authors: dr s venkatesan Tags: cardiology -ECG Clinical cardiology myocardial disease Ascites Gross obesity inferior mi differential diagnosis pancreatitis and q waves in ecg q waves in inferior leads Source Type: blogs