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1. What is the danger of torsades to pointes?

2. Which kind of infarct show ST elevation - and/or pathologic Q waves

3. What other sign is often present with congenital long QT syndrome - why?

4. which heart valves are afected most in rheumatic heart diseease

5. clinical signs of cardiac tamponade

6. In an anterior wall infarct - which artery is effected and which leads show Q waves

7. What is the progression of atherosclerosis?

8. Does blood flow across the actual ASD account for abnormal heart sounds? What is the reason?

9. The cause of pulmonary edema - paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea?

10. coronary artery spasm - ST elevation

11. What other syndrom is associated with infantile aortic coarctation

12. retrosternal chest main with exertion - ST depression on ECG - likely due atherosclerosis

13. Most common vasculitis affecting medium and large arteries

14. What supplies the posterior left ventricle?

15. thrombosis w/o necrosis - ST elevation - worsening chest pain at rest or with minimal exertion

16. MAP is also known as

17. what happens to capillaries in lymphatic blockage

18. Rank the following by speed of conduction - av node - atria - purkinjee - ventricles

19. What does the starling curve show?

20. highly lethal malignancy of the liver - associated with vinyl chloride - arsenic - and thorosrast exposure

21. When during cardiac nodal cells depolarize?

22. Which murmur do you hear in mitral stenosis?

23. What is the most common cause of right heart failure

24. What happens in phase 0 of the cardiac ventricular action potential?

25. How are the sarcomeres added in eccentric hypertrophy?

26. What are the diastolic heart sounds?

27. What causes the cushing reflex and why

28. Which bacteria causes endocarditis in the presence of colon cancer

29. What causes the early cyanosis in Tet of Fallot?

30. decrease blood flow to the skin due to arteriolar vasospasm in cold temp - emotional stress - also in SLE and CREST

31. What kind of dysfunction ensues in restrictive cardiomyopathy

32. What causes aortic stenosis

33. Do dihydropyridine or non - dihyrdropyridine Ca channel blockers decrease contractility

34. Which enzymes are useful for diagnosing reinfarction

35. How does acidosis affect contractility?

36. immune mediated transmural vasculitis with fibrinoid necrosis - small and medium vessels - renal and viscera - not pulm arteries - hep B seropos in 30% of pts

37. pulseless disease - granulomatous thickening of the aortic arch and/or proximal great vessels - elev ESR - asian females > 40

38. SV CAP means?

39. no change in PR interval followed by dropped beat

40. What causes the CO curve to shift upwards?

41. What are anitschkow's cells

42. no relation between p waves and QRS intervals - treatment and predisposing factor

43. What happens in phase 4 of the cardiac ventricular action potential?

44. When does extracellular calcium enter the cardiac muscle cells during contraction?

45. L to R shunt becomes R to L due to increase pulm pressures from original congenital heart defect

46. What is the most common cause of MI

47. pulmonary veins drain into right heart circulation (SVC - coronary sinus)

48. Do you see elevaged ASO titers in rheumatic heart disease

49. most common primary cardiac tumor in children - associated with tuberous sclerosis

50. Which class of drugs decrease the murmur heard in aortic regurg?