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Symptomatology in cardiovascular disorders

Presenting symptoms in chronological order include

  1. Dyspnoea
  2. Palpitation
  3. Chest pain
  4. Cyanosis
  5. Edema
  6. Syncopal attack
  7. Cough
  8. Cough due to recurrent respiratory infection as in Mitral valvular disease, left to right shunt
  9. Nocturnal cough in PND
  10. Cough with pink frothy sputum in pulmonary edema.
  11. Hemoptysis
  12. Fatigue.
  13. Fever
  14. Joint pain

Importance of joint involvement in cardiovascular system :

  1. Acute rheumatic fever
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis. SLE. ankylosing spondylitis may be associated with Aortic or mitral regurgitation
  3. Infective endocarditis