Sunday, May 30, 2010

Myocardial Infarction

Myocardial Infarction is definitely a topic you're bound to run into on the USMLE step 1 exam. Here are 2 mnemonics that may help you out.

Sequence of Elevated Enzymes in Myocardial Infarction:  Time to CALL 911

 Troponin, CK-MB, AST, and LDH1-2

Complications of an MI:  ACT RAPID
  1. Arrhythmia
  2. CHF
  3. Thromboembolism (from a ventricular aneurysm)
  4. Rupture (of ventricular wall, papillary muscle, or IV septum)
  5. Aneurysm (of ventricle) 
  6. Pericarditis
  7. Infarction (a second one)
  8. Dressler syndrome

No comments:

Post a Comment