PACES MRCP UK - Where MRCPians Meet Since 2006

MRCP is well establised as an entry exam for advanced specialist training in many countries including Malaysia. It consists of 3 paper i.e. Part1, Part2(written tests) and PACES. PACES in full means Practical Assessment of Clinical Examination Skills. It is the third part and the candidate is assessed by fellows of RCP. I passed my PACES in 2005. I am glad that many seniors had guided me throughout my preparation for PACES and I wish to share my experiences with PACES candidates via this blog.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Mx of Valvular Heart Lesions

The ultimate question for valvular lesion is "How would you manage the patient?"
The general principles are:
1. ALL patients need IE prophylaxis.
2. Medical treatment in general is meant for symptomatic relief except nifedipine in AR.
3. Pregnant issues.
4. ALL stenotic lesions need surgery when symptomatic.
5. Regurgitant lesions may need surgery prior to symptomatic eg LV dysfunction or dilatation.



At 4/18/2006 11:56:00 PM, Blogger Axonopathic said...

Favourite questions for a favourite station:)

Thanks eMRCPian for your hard work in arranging the facts. Lunch tomorrow?

At 4/19/2006 09:31:00 PM, Blogger eMRCPian said...



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