Journal of the Practice of Cardiovascular Sciences

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 113--120

“Art at its Heart” “The Golden Art of History and Clinical Examination”


Tammiraju Iragavarapu1, Gautham Sunkarapalli1, Sushma Vutukuru2, Aniket Vasanth Kataria1 
1 Department of Cardiology, ASRAM Medical College, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pathology, ASRAM Medical College, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Tammiraju Iragavarapu
Associate Professor, Department of Cardiology, ASRAM Medical College, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh
India

Background: History taking and physical examination have been rendered as the most valuable, cost effective reliable skills taught during medical education which reward the clinicians, the satisfaction of making a diagnosis, while building a natural bond of human touch with the patient. Aims and Objectives: A proper and judicious choice of investigations guided by logical reasoning which was made after integrating the history and physical exam is crucial for timely diagnosis and appropriate management. Materials and Methods: We report a series of 11 cases which were mismanaged in the early stages due to lack of proper history and physical examination. Results: Though these cases appear to be simple, they highlight the proper methodical and systematic way of approach to the patient care which helps in preventing unnecessary investigations and improper management. Conclusions: Excessive worshipping of newer diagnostic modalities will lead to a more “computer oriented” approach rather than a patient centered one.


How to cite this article:
Iragavarapu T, Sunkarapalli G, Vutukuru S, Kataria AV. “Art at its Heart” “The Golden Art of History and Clinical Examination”.J Pract Cardiovasc Sci 2021;7:113-120


How to cite this URL:
Iragavarapu T, Sunkarapalli G, Vutukuru S, Kataria AV. “Art at its Heart” “The Golden Art of History and Clinical Examination”. J Pract Cardiovasc Sci [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Dec 1 ];7:113-120
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