• LAO caudal view is also called spider view.
  • CHADS2 score is used to assess risk of thromboembolism in non-rheumatic atrial fibrillation.
    • Points are given for
      • Age > 75- 1
      • Heart failure- 1
      • Hypertension- 1
      • Diabetes- 1
      • Stroke/TIA- 2
    • If score >2, give warfarin.
  • Dabigatran etexilate
    • Is a prodrug
    • Oral direct thrombin inhibitor
    • Half life is 14 to 17 hours
    • Renal excretion
  • Radiation and cardiac transplantation can each cause both constrictive pericarditis and restrictive cardiomyopathy. In the latter, constrictive pericarditis is due to post cardiotomy pericarditis.
  • Type A right ventricular hypertrophy means R in v1 and S in v6.
  • In PLAX, LV M-mode measurements are taken at chordal level.
  • During successful ablation of SVNRT, accelerated junctional rhythm occurs and is a marker of successful ablation.
  • Belhassen’s tachycardia is left posterior fascicular tachycardia. It is relatively narrow complex and responds to verapamil.
  • Most sensitive blood test for MI is cardiac troponin.
  • Calcium sign is seen in aortic dissection and refers to separation of intimal calcium from the border of the aortic knuckle.
  • Dome and dart P wave is seen in left atrial rhythm.
  • Epsilon wave of ARVC is also called post excitation wave.
  • Ranolazine inhibits late sodium channel current.
  • Reverse pulsus paradoxus
    • Isorhythmic AV dissociation
    • IPPV
    • HCM
  • Reytand’s murmur- MDM in CHB.
  • Semi-beats of Stokes- intermittent atrial sounds in CHB.
  • Triangle of Koch harbors AV node. The boundaries are-
    • Tricuspid valve
    • Coronary sinus orifice and
    • Tendon of Todaro.
  • Trimetazidine inhibits beta oxidation of fatty acids.
  • Venous Corrigan is seen in TR.