Maharshi Bhakta

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Atrial fibrillation or flutter

Atrial fibrillation or flutter I. What every physician needs to know. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is an abnormal heart rhythm distinguished by rapid (usually greater than 300 beats per minute) irregularly irregular heart beat with no distinct P-wave on an electrocardiogram (EKG). AF can cause reduction in cardiac output and atrial thrombus leading to stroke risk…

Acute coronary syndrome

Overview, presentation, and pathophysiology Acute coronary syndrome (ACS) is the term applied in the setting of suspected myocardial ischemia based on symptoms, abnormalities on the EKG (electrocardiogram), and levels of serum markers of cardiac injury. There are three types of ACS which are classfied by electrocardiogram (EKG) and biomarkers of myocardial injury. The three types…

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