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Old 03-08-2012
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Question Kussmaul sign vs Kussmaul pulse

Can anyone pls tell me the difference between kussmaul sign and kussmaul pulse?
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Kaussmaul sign is the increase in JVP during inspiration, commonly because of right ventricular failure.

Kaussmaul pulse (pulsus paradoxus) is the exaggerated drop in pulse pressure during inspiration, commonly due to severe cardiac tamponade.
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These two threads can help
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