This is a guide to performing a cardiovascular examination in the context of an OSCE exam. It was created by a group of medical students for the free revision website www.geekymedics.com where you can find a written guide to accompany the video.
The way in which this examination is carried out varies greatly between individuals & institutions therefore this should be used as a rough framework which you can personalise to suit your own style.
As a larger volume of blood flows into the ventricle, the blood will stretch the walls of the heart, which in turn increases the force of the contraction and thus the quantity of blood that is pumped into the aorta during systole.
A brief video describing the major pressures in capillary filtration as well as how those pressures are altered in edema. The four main causes of edema include increased hydrostatic pressure, decreased osmotic pressure, capillary permeability, and lymphatic blockage.
Based on Dr Najeeb's lecture on Hypoxia, this poster is intended to provide a brief overview of the diverse causes contributing to the pathophysiology of hypoxia. I have a Powerpoint version of this that I can email in case people are having difficulties viewing/printing the poster.