Step-Up to Medicine by Steven S. Agabegi, Elizabeth D. Agebegi

By Steven S. Agabegi, Elizabeth D. Agebegi

Here is the 1st unmarried, fundamental evaluate software to arrange scholars for either the inner medication clerkship and the corresponding end-rotation NBME shelf exam. This logical substitute to numerous, limited-focus books blends a bullet-outline structure scholars want in a evaluate booklet with accomplished paragraphs, as wanted, for optimum training. A wealth of illustrations, charts, tables, graphs, and mnemonics pace and complement studying. plentiful content material with out superfluous aspect permits scholars to with no trouble review and extend their wisdom of cardiology, pulmonary medication, gastroenterology, hematology, neurology, endocrinology, rheumatology, nephrology, genitourinary issues, fluids and electrolytes, dermatology, and musculoskeletal difficulties.

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Severe pulmonary disease), or when more precise assessment of left ventricular function is desired Cardiac catheterization can provide valuable quantitative information regarding diastolic and systolic dysfunction, and can clarify the cause of CHF if noninvasive test results are equivocal. Consider coronary angiography to exclude CAD as an underlying cause of CHF. Stress testing o Identifies ischemia and/or infarction o Quantitates level of conditioning o Can differentiate cardiac vers us pulmonary etiology of dyspnea o Assesses dynamic responses of HR, heart rhythm, and BP The RALES trial showed that spironolactone reduces morbidity and mortality in patients with class III or IV heart failure.

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