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Pulsus Paradoxicus

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for evidence of pulsus paradoxicus.

Specialty:

Cardiac Electrophysiology, Vascular Medicine, Cardiothoracic Radiology

Objective:

imaging studies, other testing

ICD-10:

I31

Description:

In classic pulsus paradoxicus the radial pulse is nonpalpable yet heart sounds are heard on auscultation. Normally the systolic blood pressure drops slightly during inspiration. Under certain circumstances this drop may be increased.

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