Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Cardiac Conduction System Key Points

Every day we are given little tidbits of information. Here are some tidbits for Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics, Nurses, and Firefighters. These are some key points on the heart, veins, and Cardiac Conduction System.

The electrocardiogram is a graphic representation of the hearts electrical activity.

Agina Pectoris is a symptom of inadequate oxygen supply to the heart muscle or myocardium.

Diabetics, the elderly and women are more prone to an atypical presentation of symptoms when suffering a heart attack.

Coronary heart disease is now the single largest cause of death of females in the United States.

Patients suffering heart failure will say that they are taking a "water pill" or diuretic.

Some patients have chronically elevated blood pressures. The EMT should only elevate a patients current blood pressure in light of what "normal" blood pressure is for the patient.

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