The Rational Clinical Examination
David L. Simel, Drummond Rennie
Abnormal Central Venous Pressure
Deborah J. Cook, David L. Simel
A 65-year-old woman has had dyspnea for 2 months. She has had to give up her hobby of hiking and...
central venous pressure, measurement of, central venous pressure-biological function
"A 65-year-old woman has had dyspnea for 2 months. She has had
to give up her hobby of hiking and is now short of breath after
climbing even 1 flight of stairs. Her dyspnea is sometimes worse
at night. She has no chest pain, cough, or sputum, and the result
of systems review is otherwise negative. On physical examination,
her blood pressure is 135/90 mm Hg, and she has a regular
cardiac rhythm at 72/min. You turn your attention to the
jugular veins and next ask yourself, "Does this patient
have abnormal central venous pressure (CVP)?" ..."
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