This is my version of how to take a decent cardiovascular history and cover all the relevant points! I have included things like drugs that you should automatically realise are to do with the cardiovascular system but this may not be useful for higher year students as I am just a first year! Hope this helps at least someone!
Laura R Barry
over 6 years ago
80% of clinical information comes from the history. Shortness of breath Onset – when? How (was it sudden / prolonged)? - Rapid, slow, subacute (inbetween acute and slow (chronic)) Sudden: Anaphylaxis Anxiety (panic attack) MI PE Acute asthma Anxiety Long term onset of shortness of breath
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
about 6 years ago