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Asymptomatic at birth
2. Associated with immunodeficiency
3. Cyanotic or acyanotic
4. Seen more commonly in low birth weight babies

Often asymptomatic, at least until pulmonary resistance falls and duct closes. Digeorge syndrome (22q) consists of cellular immunodeficiency...
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The Blalock - Taussig shunt is a procedure performed to alleviate poor pulmonary blood flow
2. Taussig was a woman
3. Taussig was a deaf cardiologist
4. Taussig was dyslexic

More information at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Taussig

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Sepsis
2. Inborn error of metabolism
3. Severe respiratory distress
4. Non-accidental injury

All may be accompanied by hypoperfusion, hypothermia, hypoglycaemia, acidosis. A big liver may suggest heart failure, or else an inborn error of glucose metabolism, or else a...
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Is so called because there are 4 diagnostic features
May have pulmonary atresia
Shows overriding of the aorta
Is characterised by spells

Pulmonary stenosis is the cardinal feature, but in its most extreme manifestation there may be full atresia. Overriding of the aorta,...
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Asymptomatic at birth
Associated with immunodeficiency
Cyanotic or acyanotic
Seen more commonly in low birth weight babies

Often asymptomatic, at least until pulmonary resistance falls and duct closes. Digeorge syndrome (22q) consists of cellular immunodeficiency (related...
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Dyslipidemia
Family history of CVD
Hypertension
Obesity
Physical inactivity
Smoking

All of the above are correct except for family history of diabetes. While diabetes itself is a risk factor for IHD, this is due to pathophysiology of the disease. Therefore,...
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Dyslipidemia
Family history of CVD
Hypertension
Smoking
Physical inactivity
Obesity

All of the above are correct except for family history of diabetes. While diabetes itself is a risk factor for IHD, this is due to pathophysiology of the disease. Therefore,...
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ACEI/ARB
Aspirin
Beta blockers

ACEI/ARBs, Aspirin, and beta blockers have all been shown to decrease mortality in studies. Other agents that have been shown to have this same effect are clopidogrel and statins.

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Simvastatin 40mg and amlodipine
Simvastatin 20mg and diltiazem
Simvastatin 40mg and diltiazem

Concomitant use of simvastatin no greater than 20mg is recommended with amlodipine. Concomitant use of simvastatin no greater than 10mg is recommended with non-dihydropyridine calcium...
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