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Medical history taking

Assessment and examination of the cardiovascular system

A good history taking alone accounts for 75% of diagnoses before performing a physical examination and ordering additional tests are needed (Lown, 1999). With regards to the heart, this will provide...

Assessment and examination of the respiratory system

Taking a patient history is an essential element in establishing a diagnosis and is used to get a deeper understanding of the patient's symptoms. The purpose of a systematic health history is to...

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