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PALPITATIONS

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PALPITATIONS

1. Definition - unsuspected awareness of the heart beating.
2. Causes - palpitations + syncope => VT.
3. SVT - resolves with cold water, valsalva manouvre, coughing, carotid sinus massage (warning: can lead to embolic stroke), Adenosine.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
3. Image: no reference available.

Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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