Jumat, 16 Mei 2008

The Cardiovascular Data Base

The Cardiovascular Data Base:
1. Patient History
2. Physical Examination
3. Electrocardiogram
4. Chest X-Ray
5. Routine Blood Exams
6. Additional Tests :
a. Two-Dimensional Echocardiography with Doppler Studies
b. Exercise Treadmill ECG Test
c. Ambulatory Holter Monitoring
d. Nuclear Imaging
e. Cardiac Catheterization

Four Objective Findings to Suspect Heart Disease:
1. Cardiomegaly
2. Organic murmur
3. Arrhythmias
4. Cyanosis

Five Components of a Complete Cardiac Diagnosis:
1. Etiologic Diagnosis
2. Anatomic Diagnosis
3. Physiologic Diagnosis
4. Functional Capacity
5. Prognosis

Sumber: Ong & Patacsil. Cardiology Blue Book. Second Edition. Cacho Hermanos Inc. Philippine.2001

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