As a medical professional, I understand the importance of remembering complex concepts and mechanisms. One such area that requires special attention is the mechanisms of cardiac pain, which are often poorly understood. But, don’t worry ! the mnemonic “Ice Is Cold, But Adds Sensation And Bites” can help you easily remember the mechanisms that in cardiac pain.
By using this mnemonic, you can easily recall the key points of Mechanisms of Cardiac Pain, including the excitation of local chemosensitive and mechanoreceptive receptors, the release of adenosine, bradykinin, and other substances, and the convergence of cardiac sympathetic afferent impulses with impulses from somatic thoracic structures, among others.
Mechanism Of Cardiac Pain Mnemonics :
- Ice (Ischemic episodes) excite local chemosensitive and mechanoreceptive receptors
- Cold (Cardiac sympathetic afferent impulses) may converge with impulses from somatic thoracic structures, leading to referred cardiac pain
- But (Bradykinin and other substances) activate the sensory ends of sympathetic and vagal afferent fibers
- Adds (Adenosine and other substances) also activate the sensory ends of sympathetic and vagal afferent fibers
- Sensation (Sensory information) is transmitted from the afferent fibers to the thalamus
- And (Anginal pain) may be experienced in the neck and jaw due to the contribution of cardiac vagal afferent fibers
- Bites (Basis for referred cardiac pain) may be the convergence of cardiac sympathetic afferent impulses with impulses from somatic thoracic structures
Mnemonic: “Ice Is Cold, But Adds Sensation And Bites“