Mel Anderson

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Elevated JVP / CVP

Elevated Jugular Venous Pressure/Central Venous Pressure I. Problem/Condition. The physical examination finding of elevated jugular venous pressure (JVP) can provide pivotal information to the bedside clinician. The degree of elevation directly reflects the central venous pressure (CVP) or right atrial pressure, in turn reflecting potential pulmonary hypertension and/or elevated left sided filling pressures. Less common…

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