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IER CardioPulmonary

Diagnostic Testing

Chest X rays reveals abnormalities in lungs, overall cardiac shape and size Aneurysms
Electrocardiography (ECG) Used to asses cardiac function at rest, during exercsie and after exercise
P wave Atrial depolarization
QRS wave Ventricular depolirzation
ST segment Beginning of Ventricular Replorization
T wave Equals Ventricular Repolarization
PVCs Premature Ventrciular Contraction More than 3-5 consecutive PVCs per minute, occur in pairs or mutlifocal are serious during exercise
Ventricle Tachycardia 3 or more PVCs occuring sequintially wide QRS, no p waves No p waves
Ventricular Fibrillation Chaotic activity
ST Depression Indicate ischemia if down slopping 2-3mm
ST Elevation Shows new infarct or injury or pericarditis
Inverted T Wave Indicates ischemia
Wide QRS wave occurs with bundle branch heart blocks slow ventricular rate decrease cardio output
Created by: krstuart