3. Clinical Diagnosis of Symptoms Associated with the Cardiovascular System

  1. Phil Jevon RN, BSc (Hons), PGCE Resuscitation
  1. Yonas Mhando MD1 and
  2. Phil Jevon RN, BSc (Hons), PGCE Resuscitation2

Published Online: 16 MAR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444340051.ch3

Clinical Diagnosis

Clinical Diagnosis

How to Cite

Mhando, Y. and Jevon, P. (2011) Clinical Diagnosis of Symptoms Associated with the Cardiovascular System, in Clinical Diagnosis (ed P. Jevon), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444340051.ch3

Editor Information

  1. Clinical Skills Lead, Manor Hospital, Walsall, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Birmingham, UK

  2. 2

    Clinical Skills Lead, Manor Hospital, Walsall, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 MAR 2011
  2. Published Print: 18 MAR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444335163

Online ISBN: 9781444340051

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Keywords:

  • clinical diagnosis of symptoms - associated with cardiovascular system;
  • chest pain, symptom of medical conditions - trivial to life-threatening;
  • acute coronary syndrome (ACS) - common causes of chest pain;
  • unstable angina, and prolonged pain - similar to AMI;
  • myocardial infarction (MI) - non-Q-wave or Q-wave MI;
  • prompt history, clinical examination - in patients with chest pain;
  • airway, breathing, circulation, disability and exposure (ABCDE) approach - Resuscitation Council UK (2006);
  • palpitations, may suggest cardiac disease - abnormal awareness of heartbeats;
  • calf swelling, and causes - serious, others being benign;
  • venous ulcers - most common type of leg ulcers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Chest Pain

  • Palpitations

  • Hypertension

  • Calf Swelling

  • Leg Ulcer

  • Bruising

  • Anaemia

  • Hypotension

  • References