Thank you for attending the session today and to Ankita for taking the hot seat.

We discussed a 14-year-old with history of tachycardia since the age of four years on treatment and no worse for the past four months. She saw a specialist and was advised an operation and has been concerned and has come to see you for her routine visit. The history was taken well. It’s important to remember HEADSS + menstural – for a teenage Female.

Important to know of common conditions and treatment of supraventricular tachycardia.

Learning points:

  • Remember it is focused history hand do not wander too wide.
  • Take the clues from the information given – you need not second guess the diagnosis
  • Generally with chronic conditions – some triggers in previous 4-6 months
  • Teenage history: HEADSS essential
  • Summarize at 9 minutes before carrying on.
  • Be empathic – EVEN is a history station.

Add comments or anything I may have missed.

Anil Garg