Dr. Osama Khayat : An Introduction About The Hospital And Cardiology Department

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In the first week of elective, we met Dr. Osama Khayat who gave us an introduction about the hospital and cardiology department, and he asked us some questions about our university and in which year we are. After that pleasure meeting with Dr. Osama, he also introduced us to the medical team, which consist of a consultant, residents, interns and nurses at the Coronary Care Unit (CCU). After that, we started the ward rounds with them in the CCU. We began in room one, there was a 56-year-old male patient with unstable angina and diabetes, and he is a smoker. The patient was complaining of chest pain, sweating, dyspnea, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, and pain or pressure in the back, neck and jaw. They have done a test for the patient and they found Creatine Kinase MB (CK-MB) was elevated, and they have performed an electrocardiogram (ECG). The patient was on nitroglycerin and Aspirin. After that, we went to the next room, there was a male patient with Left Ventricular Heart Failure (LVHF), and he was a hypertensive and diabetic. He was on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which have been stopped because it could worsen the condition. They gave him Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor, Beta-blocker, Digoxin and Furosemide because the patient did not have hypokalemia (low potassium level) or hypomagnesemia (low magnesium level). In the third room, there was a male patient with an arrhythmia. He presented with chest pain, shortness of breath and a racing

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