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Splenomegaly

Splenomegaly I. Problem/Condition. Splenomegaly is the enlargement of the spleen. It is a finding that represents a broad range of conditions. It may be associated with hypersplenism, which describes an overactive functional state of the spleen causing potentially life-threatening cytopenias. Splenomegaly, even in the absence of functional hypersplenism, is an important finding that warrants additional…

Pre-excitation syndrome (WPW)

Pre-Excitation Syndrome I. What every physician needs to know. Ventricular pre-excitation is a condition in which some or all of the ventricular muscle of the heart undergoes electrical activation (or depolarization) earlier in relation to atrial events than would be expected had the electrical impulses travelled normally by way of the atrioventricular (AV) conduction system.…

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