cardiovascular medical emergencies

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Disorders of the cardiovascular system are common medical emergencies.

The most important conditions to be familiar with include:

  • cardiac arrest
  • myocardial infarction
  • unstable angina
  • cardiac arrythmia
  • pulmonary embolus
  • dissection of the thoracic aorta
  • acute pulmonary oedema
  • hypertensive crises
  • peripheral emboli
  • cardiac tamponade

Last reviewed 01/2018

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