Basic Cardiology – XII

Basic Cardiology - XII
Basic Cardiology - XII

What is the duration up to which anticoagulation should be continued in cardioversion of atrial fibrillation of duration 48 hours or more ?

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Anticoagulation up to 4 weeks should be continued after cardioversion of atrial fibrillation.

All of the following are correct about Lev's disease EXCEPT?

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Lev’s disease - progressive fibrosis of distal His–Purkinje system in elderly patients
Acquired complete heart block

Commonest tachycardia in patients over 65 years -

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Atrial fibrillation


Atrial Fibrillation

Important Points

AF is strongly age-dependent,
4% of individuals older than 60 years
8% of persons older than 80 years.
25% of individuals aged 40 years and older will develop AF during their lifetime.

Multifocal atrial tachycardia usually shows multiple P wave morphologies in ECG -

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Multifocal atrial tachycardia Multiple P wave morphologies (≥ 3) and irregular RR intervals


What is the half life of adenosine?

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Adenosine is rapidly cleared from plasma by the cellular elements of the blood and by vascular endothelial cells and subjected to enzymatic metabolism. The drug has a half-life of 0.6 to 10 seconds.

In typical counter-clockwise atrial flutter the F waves are -

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Typical counter-clockwise atrial flutter, the F waves are negative in the inferior leads and positive in leads V1 and V2.


Clockwise atrial flutter, the deflection of the F waves is the opposite

Non-sustained ventricular tachycardia is defined as ventricular tachycardia that is ≥ 5 consecutive beats but lasts -

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Non-sustained ventricular tachycardia (NSVT) is defined as ventricular tachycardia that is ≥ 5 consecutive beats but lasts < 30 s


Which of the following class of antiarrhythmic drugs work by blocking the rapid component of the delayed rectifier potassium current (IKr) -

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Class- III -Mechanism of action - blocking the rapid component of the delayed rectifier potassium current (IKr)

Amiodarone belongs to which of the following class of drugs ?

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Class- III - drugs in this class are amiodarone and sotalol

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