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7 Cards in this Set

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what is the normal pulse pressure?
30-40 mmHg
what conditions create a small, weak pulse
heart failure, severe aortic stenosis, severe congestive heart failure
what conditions create large, bounding pulses? aka?
aka = "waterhammer"
aortic regergition, increased stiffness of aortic walls (aging/athersclerosis)
what conditions create bisferiens pulse?
(double systolic peak) aortic regergitation, combined aortic stenosis and regergitation
what conditions cause a pulsus alternans?
left ventricular failure, left side S3
what conditions create a bigeminal pulse?
normal beat alternating with a premature contraction
what conditions create a paradoxical pulse?
decrease in pulses amplitute on quiet inspiration, pericardial tamponade, constrictive pericarditis, obstructive lung disease