Monday, March 23, 2009



1. What does the Jugular Venous Pressure (JVP) tell us?
2. What is the position of the patient when JVP is done?
3. Give 3 causes for the elevated JVP.
4. Label a, c, x, v and y.
5. What condition might cause abnormal in a, x, and y?


1. JVP tells us about the right atrial and right ventricular function.

2. Patient should lies in supine position propped up 45 degrees.

3. 3 causes for the elevated JVP (choose 3):
a) Right ventricular failure
b) Tricuspid stenosis or regurgitation
c) Pericardial effusion or constrictive pericarditis
d) SVC obstruction
e) Fluid overload
f) Hyperdynamic circulation

4 & 5:

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