CVS – Diagnostic approach


CVS – Diagnostic approach

Exam Yield

Probability of getting 1 Question from this chapter 100%

You have a chance of scoring 4 marks, if you read the relevant few pages in Harrison

Question Pattern

Questions come from standard stuff we get asked in 1st Clinical postings.

Read Harrison thoroughly about heart sounds & murmurs.

Somehow JVP remains a hot favorite topic.

Recent Questions

Questions on this chapter from recent NEET and AIIMS examinations have been about
  • Absent y descent
  • Disappearance of Loud S1 in mitral stenosis
  • Austin Flint murmur
  • ‘a’ wave in JVP
  • Continuous murmur
  • Mid-diastolic murmur
  • Pulsus paradoxus
  • Loud S1
  • Soft S1
  • Graham Steell murmur
  • Dynamic auscultation of murmurs
  • Signs in Aortic Regurgitation

Suggested Revision

  • Types of abnormal pulse
  • Ventricular & Atrial gallop
  • Named murmurs (Still’s,Carey Coombs )
  • Findings in Genetic syndromes (Marfan’s etc )
  • JVP waveform and the abnormalities
  • Wide, Narrow, reverse splitting of S2

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