Lett-to-Right Cheatsheet

Here's a nice cheatsheet that I use in my classes to compare the oxygen saturations of the left-to-right Shunts:

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Category: Cardiology Mnemonics

Tetralogy of Fallot Mnemonic (Canadian Style)

I'm a total wanna-be Canadian... I have Hockey in my blood!  Go Canada!

Category: Cardiology Mnemonics

Congenital Heart Defects - "Shunt Mnemonic"

 

Category: Cardiology Mnemonics

Cardiovascular Video Quiz #1

 

This is a 43 year old male with a history of rheumatic valvular heart disease. Based on this video, which of the following is the most likely cause of this physical exam finding?

 

A) Aortic insufficiency

B) Aortic stenosis

C) Mitral insufficiency

D) Mitral stenosis

E) Mitral valve prolapse

 

 

Can you name this sign?

Read more: Cardiovascular Video Quiz #1

Category: Cardiology Mnemonics

Cardiovascular Video Quiz #2

 

This is a 33 year-old female with a history of infectious endocarditis with methacillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus involving the tricuspid valve.  Video 1 shows the physical exam findings.  Video 2 shows the transthoracic echocardiogram of the tricuspid valve. Based on these findings the patient most likely has which of the following findings on cardiac ausculation?

A) Blowing diastolic decrescendo murmur with Austin-Flint murmur

B) Blowing holosystolic murmur radiating to the apex

C) Blowing holosystolic murmur radiating to the axilla

D) Crescendo-decrescendo systolic murmur that increases with maneuvers that decrease venous return

E) Crescendo-decrescendo systolic murmur that increases with maneuvers that increase venous return

F) Holosystolic murmur that increases on expiration

G) Holosystolic murmur that increases on inspiration

Read more: Cardiovascular Video Quiz #2

Category: Cardiology Mnemonics

 

A 55-year-old woman who is status-post mantle field radiation of the mediastinum for Hodgkin's Lymphoma develops the gradual onset of dyspnea on exertion.  A video of her jugular venous pulse is shown. A pulsus paradoxus is not present and cardiac markers such as troponin and creatine kinase are not elevated. Pulmonary function tests reveal a restrictive pattern.  Which of the following is the most likely explanation for the clinical findings?

  1. Aortic regurgitation
  2. Constrictive pericarditis
  3. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
  4. Myocardial infarction
  5. Superior vena cava syndrome

 

Read more: Cardiovascular Video Quiz #3

Category: Cardiology Mnemonics

Rockstar Valve Disorders

Here's a fun way to use Jason Mraz to remember your valve disorders!

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Category: Cardiology Mnemonics

Mitral Stenosis

How can Microsoft help me remember the murmur of Mitral Stenosis?:

Read more: BaroneMnemonic: Mitral Stenosis

Category: Cardiology Mnemonics

Mitral Valve Prolapse

Here's a cool way to remember the diseases associated with Mitral valve prolapse:

Read more: BaroneMnemonic: MVP

Category: Cardiology Mnemonics

Cardiac Tamponade

Here are some important facts about Cardiac Tamponade!:

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Category: Cardiology Mnemonics

Cardiovascular Mnemonic

Here’s a simple way to remember key facts about Temporal arteritis:

Read more: Barone Mnemonic: Temporal arteritis

Category: Cardiology Mnemonics

EKG Quiz and Mnemonic

Make the diagnosis and give some of the etiologies for this EKG finding:

Read more: BaroneMnemonic: EKG Quiz

Category: Cardiology Mnemonics

EKG Quiz #2

You are called to see a 47-year-old male patient in the cardiac intensive care unit.  Which of the following is the most likely explanation for these EKG findings?

  • A) Acute myocardial infarction
  • B) Acute pericarditis
  • C) Atrial fibrillation
  • D) Cardiac tamponade
  • E) Constrictive pericarditis
  • F) Pleural effusion
  • G) Restrictive cardiomyopathy

Read more: EKG Quiz #2

Category: Cardiology Mnemonics

Freestyle EKG Dance

Rammy and his crew give their take on Barone's EKG Dance!

 

 

Category: Cardiology Mnemonics

EKG Anatomy Integration

Here's a correlation between the coronary artery distribution and the EKG Leads!  Simply Brilliant!

 

RCA => Inferior Leads II, III, AvF

LAD artery => Anterior Leads V1,V2,V3,V4

Left Circumflex artery => Lateral Leads V5, V6, I, AvL

 

Now Just add the EKG dance and your ready to Rock and Roll!!!! 

 

Thanks to Dr. Daniel Rice!

 

Category: Cardiology Mnemonics

Medical Devices: Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)

Here's an example of an ICD in action.  A Belgian soccer player with a heart condition was allowed to return to play after having a cardioverter-defibrillator implanted.

Watch as the soccer player walks towards the sidelines and collapses. This was most likely due to an arrhythmia producing decreased perfusion to the brain and syncope.  A few seconds later, you can notice his legs contract due to the shock delivered by the ICD.  With the heart beating again, he regains consciousness and sits up!  Amazing!!!  

This is one of the Miracles of Modern Medicine..... which you are now a part of!!!!!.

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Category: Cardiology Mnemonics

Poodle Shih Tzu EKG Dance

Barone's EKG dance performed by Lucy the poodle shih tzu!  

Thanks to Hillary G.!!!!

 

Category: Cardiology Mnemonics

Barone's EKG Dance - Rap Version

Thanks to my students at my Houston Retreat 2012.

 

Category: Cardiology Mnemonics

Diagnosis Wenckebach

University of Alberta 2010 med school class

A really talented version of Justin Timberlake’s “SexyBack” song used to illustrate heartblock.

Nothing like having fun while learning about a disease.

 

 

Category: Cardiology Mnemonics

Grease

Greased Lightning!  John Travolta demonstrates the precordial leads of the EKG dance. 

Notice that Travolta is dressed remarkably similar to Dr. Barone!!!  

 Paramount Pictures 1978

 

 

Category: Cardiology Mnemonics

 

Using Disco and "Staying Alive" to save lives!!! It looks like it's time to do the EKG Dance!

Category: Cardiology Mnemonics

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