PANCE Blueprint Cardiology (13%)

2023-2024 PANCE Cardiovascular System Content Blueprint

Cardiovascular System (13%)

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Conduction disorders/dysrhythmias

Atrial fibrillation/flutter
Atrioventricular block
Bundle branch block
Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia
Premature Beats
Sick sinus syndrome
Sinus arrhythmia
Torsades de pointes
Ventricular fibrillation
Ventricular tachycardia

Congenital heart disease

Atrial septal defect
Coarctation of aorta
Patent ductus arteriosus
Tetralogy of Fallot
Ventricular septal defect

Coronary artery disease

Acute myocardial infarction

o Non–ST-segment elevation
o ST-segment elevation

Angina pectoris

o Prinzmetal variant
o Stable
o Unstable

Heart failure


Essential hypertension
Hypertensive emergencies
Secondary hypertension


Cardiogenic shock
Orthostatic hypotension
Vasovagal hypotension

Lipid disorders


Traumatic, infectious, and inflammatory heart conditions

Acute and subacute bacterial endocarditis
Acute pericarditis
Cardiac tamponade
Pericardial effusion

Valvular disorders

• Aortic (stenosis and regurgitation)
• Mitral (prolapse, stenosis, and regurgitation)
• Pulmonary (stenosis and regurgitation)
• Tricuspid (stenosis and regurgitation)

Vascular disease

Aortic aneurysm/dissection
Arterial embolism/thrombosis
Arteriovenous malformation
Giant cell arteritis
Peripheral artery disease
Varicose veins
Venous insufficiency
Venous thrombosis


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