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Stethoscope Pulsus Paradoxus

this was originally posted by Charming in this post

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There's a good way to remember Pulsus Paradoxus

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You [gasp] when you are [shocked]
When you [inspire] you get [low blood pressure and tachycardia]
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The low blood pressure refers to pulsus paradoxus and the tachycardia refers to sinus tachycardia
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that's a nice tip
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Help different mechanisms of pulsus paradoxisus

How does the pathophysiology of pulsus paradoxus differ in cardiac tamponade from constrictive pericarditis from asthma.

I understood that of normal systolic pressure decrease in normal inspiration and tamponade but not of asthma and pericarditis
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pulsus parad. - can be caused by anything that increased inspiration , or decreases heart filling.

increasesd inspiration -- moa for - asthma
decreased heart filling -- is moa for - tamponade
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