A young man in his 30’s, otherwise well, presents with pleuritic chest pain but no SOB.
Examination is otherwise unremarkable except temp 37.6 degrees
Investigations: ECG – widespread ST elevation across praecordial leads and limb leads
What is the most likely diagnosis?
A 50 year old male with hypertension (170/-). K+ 2.8 mmol/L, Na+ 145 mmol/L. Not on any treatment.
Renin 100 (upper limit of normal – 70)
Aldosterone 800 (upperlimit of normal is 700)
What is the cause of the hypertension?
A young female with Torsades with a prolonged QT interval presents. Recent course of erythromycin. The drug interaction occurs with?
Which is the least likely to reduce hypertension?
C)Cessation of smoking
D)Reduce alcohol to 10g/day
E)Low salt diet
A middle aged man with unstable angina who is overweight. Best management?
A)Decrease weight by 2kg/week and decrease calorie intake
B)Decrease weight by 0.5kg/week and decrease calorie intake
C)Decrease calorie intake, decrease cholesterol and organise an exercise program
D)Decrease cholesterol and low mdeium intensity exercise
E)Decrease cholesterol, Decrease sucrose
The association between hyperinsulinaemia and coronary artery disease is
A)independent of cholesterol
B)only with low HDL
C)only in diabetes
D)only in the obese
E)only in those with hypertension
The prevalence of heart failure has increased because of
better survival from coronary heart disease
greater number of older women
increase in hypertension
better treatment of those with heart failure