The jugular venous pressure revisited.

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The jugular venous pressure revisited.

Cleve Clin J Med. 2013 Oct;80(10):638-644

Authors: Chua Chiaco JM, Parikh NI, Fergusson DJ

Assessment of the jugular venous pressure is often inadequately performed and undervalued. Here, we review the physiologic and anatomic basis for the jugular venous pressure, including the discrepancy between right atrial and central venous pressures. We also describe the correct method of evaluating this clinical finding and review the clinical relevance of the jugular venous pressure, especially its value in assessing the severity and response to treatment of congestive heart failure. Waveforms reflective of specific conditions are also discussed.

PMID: 24085809 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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