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CAUSES OF PULSUS PARADOXUS

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CAUSES OF PULSUS PARADOXUS

Decreased pulse amplitude with inspiration caused by drop of BP > 10mmHg on inspiration.
1. Constrictive pericarditis.
2. Pericardial effusion.
3. Cardiac tamponade.
4. Severe asthma.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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