Ischemic Heart disease

Medicine

Ischemic Heart disease

Exam Yield

Probability of getting 1 Question from this chapter 82%
Ease of Revision 7.3 / 10

This is such a commonly encountered clinical topic, that it should be easy to remember the standard clinical stuff that can be asked.

Probably you can score 4 marks.

Question Pattern

The questions have focused on 3 aspects of IHD

  • Clinical findings
  • Investigations
  • Treatment methods and drugs

Not much has been asked about Risk factors or prevention

Recent Questions

Questions on this chapter from recent NEET and AIIMS examinations have been about
  • Combination of antianginal drugs that should be avoided
  • Wellen’s syndrome
  • What is the dose of streptokinase used in thrombolytic therapy of MI?
  • What is the mechanism of action of Ranolazine?
  • Dressler syndrome
  • Stable angina
  • ECG findings – acute myocardial infarction
  • Rose questionnaire
  • MC arrhythmia after reperfusion of an occluded coronary artery by fibrinolytic therapy

Suggested Revision

  • Troponins
  • Drug-eluting​ stents used in PCI
  • Contraindications for the use of fibrinolytic agents
  • Prinzmetal (variant) angina
  • Differential diagnosis of ST-segment elevation:
  • NSTEMI
  • Cardiac Biomarkers
  • Named signs in IHD (Levine’s, Mayne’s )
  • Characteristic features of stable angina
  • Plasminogen activators

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