Monthly Archives: April 2012

Pulse, paradoxical

Pulse, paradoxical Definition by Aida Madiha bt Mohamed Azman, undergraduate student, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA A paradoxical pulse (“pulsus paradoxus” is a decline in systolic blood pressure >10mmHg during normal inspiration.       Examining pulsus paradoxus There

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Palpitations

Palpitations by Putri Yasmin Ayesya Binti Sonari, undergraduate student, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA Definition The symptom “palpitations” refers to an increased awareness of the normal heart beat, or the sensation of a slow, rapid or irregular heart rhythm.

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Jugular venous pressure (JVP

Jugular venous pressure (JVP) by Nur Raihan Abdullah, undergraduate student, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA Defininition Jugular venous pressure is the blood pressure in the jugular veins, and is an indicator of the pressure of the right atrium. The

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Murmurs, cardiac, grading of

Grading of a cardiac murmur by Muhammad Nasir Annadurai, undergraduate student, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA Grade                           Criteria Grade 1                          Heard by an expert in optimum conditions Grade 2                          Heard by non-expert in optimum conditions Grade 3                          Easily heard,

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Clubbing

Clubbing by Putri Yasmin Ayesya Binti Sonari, undergraduate student, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Teknologi MARA >Defininition Clubbing is the proliferation of soft tissues at the ends of fingers or toes, causing a loss of the normal angle between nail and

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