November 20, 2019
Measuring the JVP: Accuracy and Reproducibility

As the most important feature of the physical exam when attempting to assess volume status in an individual, proper measurement of the jugular venous pressure (JVP) is critical for providing optimal care to heart failure patients.  Despite its relevance, accurate assessment of the JVP continues to remain challenging for clinicians, emphasizing the need for new […]

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November 19, 2019
Identifying that Elusive JVP

Identification of the biphasic waveform of the JVP can be challenging.  Here are some helpful tips: Adjusting the angle of inclination In contrast to the pulsation of the carotid artery, location of the JVP along the neck is dependent upon the angle of inclination of the patient.   The usual angle of inclination initially used to […]

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November 19, 2019
Jugular Venous Pressure Measurement

Congestive heart failure is a common and devastating health problem that affects upwards of 23 million individuals worldwide. Optimal medical management is critical for improving symptoms and relies heavily on accurate assessment of the jugular venous pressure (JVP). Assessment of the JVP involves attempting to visualize the height of a column of blood in a […]

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