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MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for Sports Participation
The patient’s blood pressure is 110/70 and his pulse is 52. Cardiac auscultation is normal. BMI is 22. The ECG shows sinus bradycardia and voltage criteria for LVH. The QT interval is 400 ms, and there is early repolarization. Review the details of the ECG and echo and determine your diagnosis.
Cardiology March 2nd 2023
Damar Hamlin’s Cardiac Arrest: A Cardiologist’s Perspective
Commotio cordis — cardiac arrest after a blunt force trauma to the chest — is thought to occur because a hard object strikes the chest in a vulnerable moment in the cardiac cycle, setting off ventricular fibrillation. The rare condition has been described with a ball strike to the chest, but primarily in young men whose chests haven’t fully developed, making them more susceptible to the blunt force of a ball.
Cardiology January 10th 2023
MKSAP Quiz: Preparticipation Physical Examination for Sports
An 18-year-old man comes to you for a sports physical. He is asymptomatic, with no limitation in his exercise capacity. He has a history of exercise-induced bronchospasm for which he takes a budesonide-formoterol inhaler. He does not smoke, drink alcohol, or use any drugs. There is no family history of cardiac disease or sudden death. What’s the next appropriate test?
Cardiology September 26th 2022
MMA Fighting Linked to Increased White Matter Hyperintensity Volume in Brain
MRI data were evaluated on 92 active professional mixed martial arts fighters to understand the effects of sparring on white matter and regional brain volumes. The researchers found a “very strong significant association between the amount of sparring per week and white matter hyperintensity volume and bilateral caudate size.” According to one of the authors of the study, Aaron I. Esagoff, BS, a medical student at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and intern with the FDA: “The white matter hyperintensities might indicate some damage that comes with sparring. But the larger bilateral caudate compared to individuals who spar less might indicate a protective effect.”
Neurology June 7th 2022